Parution: H.A Hellyer, Robert Springborg (eds), The Egyptian Revolution of 1919. Legacies and Consequences of the Fight for Independence, Bloomsbury, 2022

 

The Egyptian Revolution of 1919
Legacies and Consequences of the Fight for Independence

H.A Hellyer (Anthology Editor)Robert Springborg (Anthology Editor)

 

 

 

Description

The 1919 Egyptian revolution was the founding event for modern Egypt’s nation state. So far there has been no text that looks at the causes, consequences and legacies of the 1919 Egyptian Revolution. This book addresses that gap, with Egyptian and non-Egyptian scholars discussing a range of topics that link back to that crucial event in Egyptian history. Across nine chapters, the book analyzes the causes and course of the 1919 revolution; its impacts on subsequent political beliefs, practices and institutions; and its continuing legacy as a means of regime legitimation. The chapters reveal that the 1919 Egyptian Revolution divided the British while uniting Egyptians. However, the “revolutionary moment” was superseded by efforts to restore Britain’s influence in league with a reassertion of monarchical authority. Those efforts enjoyed tactical, but not long-term strategic success, in part because the 1919 revolution had unleashed nationalist forces that could never again be completely contained. The book covers key issues surrounding the 1919 Egyptian Revolution such as the role played by Lord Allenby; internal schisms within the British government struggling to cope with the revolution; Muslim-Christian relations; and divisions among the Egyptians.

Table of Contents

Introduction, H.A Hellyer, University of Cambridge, UK

1 Medical Doctors, Maternal Health, and the Revolution of 1919Beth Baron, City University of New York, USA
2. Arabi and his Comrades: Workers on the Canal and the 1919 RevolutionMohamed Elsayed, SOAS, University of London, UK
3. Muslim and Christian Egyptian Identities and the Narrative of the 1919 RevolutionMark Bebawi, Rice University, USA
4. From Nationalism to Islamism – Revolution, the Wafd and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, Philip Marfleet
5. British Responses to the 1919 Revolution,James Whidden, Acadia University, Canada
6. Lord Allenby and the 1919 Revolution: An Ambivalent ColonizerZeinab AbolmagdOberlin College, USA
7. Crossing the Global Color Line: 1919 and Colonial RacismKyle Anderson,The State University of New York College at Old Westbury, USA
8. The Dynamics of the Egyptian Exile Body in Europe During Two Revolutions (1919 and 2011),Taqadum Al-Khatib,
9. The Great Theft of History: WWI and the Prelude to Revolution, Khaled Fahmy, University of Cambridge, UK

ConclusionRobert D. SpringborgSimon Fraser University, Canada
 

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