State and Society in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Egypt

State and Society in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Egypt

by Ehud R. Toledano


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521534536
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/13/2003
Series: Cambridge Middle East Library Series , #22
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; Preface; Note on transliteration, dates, and references; Introduction: the forgotten years; Part I. The Ottoman-Egyptian Elite in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century: Introduction; 1. Dissent and opposition; 2. Creation of a dynastic order; 3. The mainstay of dynastic order - the elite; 4. The realities of office holding; 5. The demon-image of Abbas Pasa: evidence and counter-evidence; 6. The demon-image as a product of elite culture; Part II. The Social Divide and the Life of the Lower Strata: Introduction; 7. The great social divide in Egyptian society; 8. The rural squeeze - pressure and resistance in the countryside; 9. Rural migrants and urban attitudes; 10. The urban squeeze; 11. The network of urban control; 12. The use of unappropriated time; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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