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An Overview of Turkish Books Printed in Egypt<sup>1</sup>

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

in The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9789774163975
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781617971051 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.003.0010
An Overview of Turkish Books Printed in Egypt1

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The Turkish books printed during Muhammad Ali’s reign served his purposes of administrative, military, and educational reform, and fulfilled the cultural needs of the Turks residing in Egypt. Later, at the turn of the twentieth century, the main emphasis of Turkish-language publications turned to political opposition and reform as promoted by the Young Turk movement. Throughout the century, books on poetry, literature, history, geography, science, and religion formed a large part of the Turkish-language publishing in Cairo.

Keywords: publishing; Bulaq Press; religion; literature; Young Turks

Chapter.  22970 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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