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Author Cole, Juan Ricardo.

Title Colonialism and revolution in the Middle East : social and cultural origins of Egypt's 'Urabi movement / Juan R.I. Cole.

Publication Info. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1993]


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Edition [Princeton studies ed.].
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 341 pages) : map.
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Series Princeton studies on the Near East
Princeton studies on the Near East.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-334) and index.
Contents 1. Material and Cultural Foundations of the Old Regime -- 2. Economic Change and Social Interests -- 3. Body and Bureaucracy -- 4. The Long Revolution in Egypt -- 5. Political Clubs and the Ideology of Dissent -- 6. Guild Organization and Popular Ideology -- 7. Of Crowds and Empires: Euro-Egyptian Conflict -- 8. Repression and Censorship -- 9. Social and Cultural Origins of the Revolution -- Unpublished Sources -- Published Sources.
Summary In this book Juan R.I. Cole challenges traditional elite-centered conceptions of the conflict that led to the British occupation of Egypt in September 1882. For a year before the British intervened, Egypt's viceregal government and the country's influential European community had been locked in a struggle with the nationalist supporters of General Ahmad al-'Urabi. Although most Western observers still see the 'Urabi movement as a "revolt" of junior military officers.
With only limited support among the Egyptian people, Cole maintains that it was a broadly based social revolution hardly underway when it was cut off by the British. While arguing this fresh point of view, he also proposes a theory of revolutions against informal or neocolonial empires, drawing parallels between Egypt in 1882, the Boxer Rebellion in China, and the Islamic Revolution in modern Iran. In a thorough examination of the changing Egyptian political culture from.
1858 through the 'Urabi episode, Cole shows how various social strata - urban guilds, the intelligentsia, and village notables - became "revolutionary." Addressing issues raised by such scholars as Barrington Moore and Theda Skocpol, his book combines four complementary approaches: social structure and its socioeconomic context, organization, ideology, and the ways in which unexpected conjunctures of events help drive a revolution.
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Subject ʻUrābī, Aḥmad, 1840 or 1841-1911.
ʻUrābī, Aḥmad, 1840 or 1841-1911. (OCoLC)fst01855147
Urabi Pascha, Ahmad.
Social classes -- Egypt -- History -- 19th century.
Egypt -- History -- Tawfīq, 1879-1892.
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Egypt. (OCoLC)fst01208755
Sociale structuur.
Soziale Klasse.
Geschichte (1870-1900)
Ägypten -- Aufstand (1881-1882)
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Indexed Term Nationalist movements History
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Cole, Juan Ricardo. Colonialism and revolution in the Middle East. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993 (DLC) 92011115
ISBN 1400811279 (electronic book)
9781400811274 (electronic book)
9781400820900 (electronic book)
1400820901 (electronic book)
9780691056838 (acid-free paper)
0691056838 (acid-free paper)
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