Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Ali - Sayyid-Marsot, Afaf Lutfi, and Al-Sayyid Marsot, Afaf Lutfi

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 ...