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The rule of strangers: empire, Islam, and the invention of "politics" in Egypt, 1867–1914

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At the centre of the thesis is puzzle of why Egypt appears to have contributed little to the global corpus of political thought. Although the country witnessed two major revolutions in 1882 and 1919, there are virtually no histories of the ideas they generated or the thought that fuelled them. Colonial observers frequently suggested that Egyptians were 'political ciphers'. They pointed to the absence of abstract political theory in the post-Classical Islamicate world as evidence for th...

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Hussein Omar More by this author

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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