Domesticating Egypt: The Gendered Politics of the British Occupation

Lisa Pollard

in Nurturing the Nation

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780520240223
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937536 | DOI:
Domesticating Egypt: The Gendered Politics of the British Occupation

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In 1882, the British occupation of Egypt and official Anglo-Egyptian rule began. Supposedly, the British reacted to the anti-foreign sentiment which characterized Egypt's political climate in the early 1800s and that showed to threaten British foreign trade. In response to an outbreak of rioting targeted at Europeans in the harbor city of Alexandria earlier that summer, the British fleet landed troops off Egypt's northern coast in order to quell the riots and restore order. In the same year, a number of battles took place between the Egyptian and British peoples. The Egyptians who participated in the rebellion rallied under the slogan “Egypt for the Egyptians” and in support of Ahmed 'Urabi, who proposed the creation of a constitutional regime.

Keywords: Alexandria; anti-foreign sentiment; rioting; British people; Egyptians; Ahmed 'Urabi

Chapter.  11549 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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