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Egypt's Political Economy: Power Relations in Development

Nadia Ramsis Farah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162176
eISBN:
9781617970337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162176.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This new study deals with the unfolding of the great political and economic transformations of the modern Egyptian state from the appointment of Muhammad Ali as governor of Egypt in 1805 to the era ... More


The Turkish Language and Ottoman Culture at the Palace and among the Aristocracy

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

in The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774163975
eISBN:
9781617971051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the reigns of Muhammad Ali, his son Ibrahim Pasha, and his grandson Khedive Ismail, Turkish language and culture were fostered in Egypt via several routes: Trained personnel immigrated from ... More


Egypt's Pop-music Clashes and the ‘world-crossing’ Destinies of Muhammad ‘ali Street Musicians

Nicolas Puig

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The suq al-musiqiyyin (the musicians' market) in Cairo refers to the social space of popular-class (sha'bi) urban music, the live music played at weddings but also at mulids (Sufi saint's festival). ... More


Preparing for Reformation: (Pope Mark VIII, 1797–1809; Pope Peter VII, 1809–52)

Nelly van Doorn-Harder

in The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774161032
eISBN:
9781617971037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter covers the leadership of Coptic Pope Mark VIII, 1797–1809 and Pope Peter VII, 1809–52), addressing the moral conduct of the Coptic community and the education of Copts.


Minarets and Pyramids

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Lane was of two minds when it came to an overall assessment of the pasha. He had seen just how heavily Muhammad Ali's yoke rested on the Egyptian people. His ears had been filled with complaints ... More


Introduction

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Tracing the role of the Egyptians in the study of Egyptology requires an insight into the political and social forces that forged modern Egypt. Like Alexander the Great, who presented himself as ... More


The Numbers of Turks in Egypt and Their Status within Egyptian Society

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

in The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774163975
eISBN:
9781617971051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the early nineteenth century, there were 20,000–30,000 Turks in Egypt out of a total population of about 3 million. Turkish speakers comprised the majority of the royal family of Muhammad Ali, ... More


Turks in the Egyptian Administration and the Turkish Language as a Language of Administration

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

in The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774163975
eISBN:
9781617971051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Muhammad Ali established Turkish as the language of government administration in Egypt. However, since Arabic remained the language of most Egyptians, a class of bilingual bureaucrats developed, and ... More


Egypt

Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

in Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The beginnings of modern Arabic literature in Egypt can be traced back to the era of Muhammad 'Ali, who took several measures to establish the foundations of the modern state. Muhammad 'Ali sent his ... More


The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The next significant phase of construction at Quseir Fort can most easily be dated to the reign of Muhammad 'Ali, ruler of Egypt from 1811 to 1848. The British expedition under General Sir David ... More


Cairo

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes Marcus Simaika's early years. Marcus was born in the reign of Ismaʻil Pasha on February 28, 1864, to one of the oldest Coptic families in Cairo. The Simaikas were wealthy ... More


Prologue Take them out of the ball game - Egypt's cultural players in crisis

Samia Mehrez

in Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163746
eISBN:
9781617970399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163746.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The moment of confrontation between political and cultural figures in Egypt encapsulates the nature of their mutually dependent relationship since Muhammad Ali's modernization project (1805–49) and ... More


Lifting the Veil

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Following the failed Napoleonic Expedition and a period of turmoil in Egypt, Muhammad Ali Pasha established an unprecedented level of order in Egypt that facilitated travel to Egypt and study of the ... More


The Beginning of Printing in Egypt

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

in The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774163975
eISBN:
9781617971051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Printing in Arabic in Egypt seems to have begun with the French Expedition (1798–1801). Mohammed Ali was quick to exploit the newly introduced technology in the service of his modernization ... More


Late Ottoman Occupation (Eighteenth Century)

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

While the primary architecture of Quseir Fort, particularly the defenses, is very distinctive, it is much harder to recognize subsequent changes until the Napoleonic period. The evidence from the ... More


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