Colonialism and Revolution in the Middle East: Social and Cultural Origins of Egypt's Urabi Movement

Colonialism and Revolution in the Middle East: Social and Cultural Origins of Egypt's Urabi Movement

by Juan R I Cole
     
 

ISBN-10: 9774245180

ISBN-13: 9789774245183

Pub. Date: 09/01/1999

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789774245183
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
341
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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