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Author Abul-Magd, Zeinab, 1976- author.

Title Imagined empires : a history of revolt in Egypt / Zeinab Abul-Magd.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Imagined Empires, Real Rebels -- Ottomans, Plague, and Revolt (1500-1800) -- French, Plague Encore, and Jihad (1798-1801) -- The Pasha's Settlers, Bulls, and Bandits (1805-1848) -- A "Communist" Revolution (1848-1882) -- Rebellion in the Time of Cholera (1882-1950) -- Epilogue: America : Last Imagined Empire?
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Summary Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts modes of subaltern rebellion against the destructive policies of colonial intruders and collaborating local elites in the south of Egypt. Abul-Magd vividly narrates stories of sabotage, banditry, flight, and massive uprisings of peasants and laborers, to challenge myths of imperial competence. The book depicts forms of subaltern discontent against ""imagined empires"" t.
Subject Egypt -- Politics and government.
Peasants -- Political activity -- Egypt -- History.
Working class -- Political activity -- Egypt -- History.
Government, Resistance to -- Egypt -- History.
Revolutions -- Egypt -- History.
Imperialism -- History.
Egypt -- Colonial influence.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Egypt -- History.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- Egypt.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Colonial influence. (OCoLC)fst01352432
Elite (Social sciences) (OCoLC)fst00908113
Government, Resistance to. (OCoLC)fst00945663
Imperialism. (OCoLC)fst00968126
Peasants -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01734422
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Revolutions. (OCoLC)fst01096737
Working class -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01180500
Egypt. (OCoLC)fst01208755
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic book.
Other Form: Print version: Abul-Magd, Zeinab, 1976- Imagined empires. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013 9780520275522 (DLC) 2013003749 (OCoLC)828143784
ISBN 9780520956537 (electronic bk.)
0520956532 (electronic bk.)
9781299709393 (electronic bk.)
1299709397 (electronic bk.)
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