Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali

Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali This account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt It considers Muhammad Ali as part of a social group whose economic interests led them i

  • Title: Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali
  • Author: Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot
  • ISBN: 9780521289689
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • This account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt It considers Muhammad Ali as part of a social group whose economic interests led them in the direction of trade with Europe as a means of raising money for further investments They attempted to increase agricultural exports and to use the profits to create indThis account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt It considers Muhammad Ali as part of a social group whose economic interests led them in the direction of trade with Europe as a means of raising money for further investments They attempted to increase agricultural exports and to use the profits to create industry then, following the logic of imperialists, their next step was to seek to conquer the surrounding areas to find markets for their industries and sources of raw materials These policies brought them into conflict with their suzerain, the Ottoman sultan, and with England, since England needed markets in the Middle East England sought to destroy the new regime in Egypt as a means of exerting influence on the region In carrying out these economic changes, the country underwent a series of internal developments that were to revolutionize the structure and shape of Egyptian society The rules of landownership were altered and large estates were formed, Egyptian fallahin were drafted into the army, and the administration was Egyptianized, establishing the groundwork for a nation state.

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    1. In Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali, Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot ‘s argument revolves around the idea that Muhammad Ali’s actions were motivated primarily by economic concerns that evolved out of local, regional, and global circumstances and postulates that his grand plans for modernization “were doomed to fail in Egypt […] because of external European pressures”. Because Egypt did not have any intrinsic obstacles to industrialization that could not be overcome under Ali, she believe [...]

    2. A dry book and the economic development of Egypt during the reign of Pasha Ali. Agricultural growth, industrial, trade and more. Somewhat dull, did not especially go into much depth. I am sure there are better books on Egypt and on Muhammad Ali. Most books raise ideas and provide new ideas. This one basically failed.

    3. كتاب مهم جدا أعتقد عن فترة حكم محمد علي موضوعي بشكل كبير ويعرض سيرة الباشا في تسلسل غير معقد يهتم بالإشارة للظروف التاريخية المؤثرة في الحدث من أهم ما فيه أعتقد الفصل الأول وما تعرض له من الوضع في الفقرن الثامن عشر وأواخر فترة حكم المماليك لأنه بمثابة مؤشر لما سيحدث ولماذا حد [...]

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