In this stimulating study, Cole challenges traditional elite-centered conceptions of the conflict that led to the British occupation of Egypt in 1882. For a year before the British intervened, Egypt’s government and the country’s influential European community had been locked in a struggle with the nationalist supporters of General Ahmad ‘Urabi. Although most Western observers till see the ‘Urabi movement as a ‘revolt’ of junior military officers with only limited support among the Egyptian people, Cole maintains hat it was a broadly based social revolution hardly underway when it was cutt off by the British. While arguing this fresh point of view, he also proposes a theory of revolutions against informal or neo-colonial empires, drawing parallels between Egypt in 1882, the Boxer Rebellion in China, and the Islamic Revolution in modern Iran.
promosaik https://promosaik.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PROMOSAIK_LOGO-1.png promosaik2017-07-02 11:57:572017-07-02 11:57:57Colonialism & Revolution In the Middle East: Social and Cultural Origins of Egypt's 'Urabi Movement