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Modern Egypt


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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108025539

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  • Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841–1917), was a British statesman and colonial administrator. After a successful career in the War Office he was appointed the Controller General of Egypt in 1879. After the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War, Baring became Consul General of Egypt, a position he held until his resignation in 1907. Modern Egypt, published in 1908 and revised in 1910, can be regarded as his justification for his actions in Egypt, and has been described as 'one of the classic works of Victorian imperialist writing'. It explains why Britain became involved in Egypt, when the collapse of the economy threatened the political stability of the region. Subsequently Britain and France took dual control, to keep Ottoman Turkey out, and to protect access to the Suez Canal. Cromer was an influential player in the events he describes, and, allowing for bias, the book remains a valuable record.

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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108025539
    • length: 968 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 55 mm
    • weight: 1.21kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    Part I. Ismail Pasha 1863–1879:
    2. The Goschen mission, November 1876
    3. The commission of inquiry, November 1876–April 1878
    4. The Nubar-Wilson ministry, April 1878–November 1878
    5. The fall of Nubar Pasha, November 1878–February 1879
    6. The coup d'état, April 1879
    7. The report of the commission, April 1879
    8. The fall of Ismail Pasha, April–June 1879
    Part II. The Arábi Revolt, August 1879–August 1883:
    9. The inauguration of Tewfik, August–November 1879
    10. The dual control, November 1879–December 1880
    11. The mutiny of the Egyptian army, January–September 1881
    12. The Chérif ministry, September–December 1881
    13. The joint note, January 1882
    14. The effects of the joint note, January–February 1882
    15. The Aráb ministry, February–May 1882
    16. The bombardment of Alexandria, May–July 1882
    17. Tel-el-Kebir, July–September 1882
    18. The Dufferin ministry, September 1882–August 1883
    Part III. The Soudan, 1882–1907:
    19. The Hicks expedition, January–November 1883
    20. The abandonment of the Soudan, November 1883–January 1884
    21. The rebellion in the Eastern Soudan, August 1883–March 1884
    22. The Gordon mission, December 1883–January 1884
    23. Gordon at Cairo, January 24–26, 1884
    24. Gordon's journey to Khartoum, January 26–February 18, 1884
    25. Zobeir Pasha, February 18–March 16, 1884
    26. The proposed dash to Berber, March 16–April 21, 1884
    27. The relief expedition, April 21–October 5, 1884
    28. The fall of Khartoum, October 5, 1884–January 26, 1885
    29. The evacuation of the Soudan, January 26, 1885–December 30, 1886
    30. The débris of the Soudan
    31. The defence of Egypt
    32. The reconquest of Khartoum, October 1895–September 1898
    33. The new Soudan
    Part IV. The Egyptian Puzzle:
    34. The dwellers in Egypt
    35. The Moslems
    36. The Christians
    37. The Europeanised Egyptians
    38. The Europeans
    39. The machinery of government
    40. The British officials
    41. The international administration
    42. The judicial system
    43. The workers of the machine
    Part V. British Policy in Egypt:
    44. The struggle for a policy, 1882–1883
    45. The Northbrook mission, September–November 1884
    46. The Wolff convention, August 1885–October 1887
    47. The neutralisation of the Suez Canal
    48. The Anglo-French agreement of 1904
    Part VI. The Reforms:
    49. The Courbash
    50. The Corvée
    51. Corruption
    52. European privilege
    53. Finance
    54. Irrigation
    55. The army
    56. The interior
    57. Sub-departments of the interior
    58. Justice
    59. Education
    60. The Soudan
    61. Conclusion
    Part VII. The Future of Egypt:
    62. The future of Egypt

  • Author

    Evelyn Baring

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