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Colonialism and revolution in the Middle East : social and cultural origins of Egypt's 'Urabi movement

By: Cole, Juan R.I.

9774245180 / 9789774245183
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30/09/1999
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23 cm xiii, 341 p.
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Originally published: Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993.

In this stimulating study, Cole challenges traditional elite-centered conceptions of the conflict that led to the British occupation of Egypt in 1882.

For a year before the British intervened, Egypt's government and the country's influential European community had been locked in a struggle with the nationalist supporters of General Ahmad 'Urabi.

Although most Western observers till see the 'Urabi movement as a 'revolt' of junior military officers with only limited support among the Egyptian people, Cole maintains hat it was a broadly based social revolution hardly underway when it was cutt off by the British.

While arguing this fresh point of view, he also proposes a theory of revolutions against informal or neo-colonial empires, drawing parallels between Egypt in 1882, the Boxer Rebellion in China, and the Islamic Revolution in modern Iran.

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1FB Middle East, 1HBE Egypt, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, HBJF1 Middle Eastern history, HBJH African history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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