The Beginning of Printing in Egypt

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:
The Beginning of Printing in Egypt

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Printing in Arabic in Egypt seems to have begun with the French Expedition (1798–1801). Mohammed Ali was quick to exploit the newly introduced technology in the service of his modernization activities, ordering textbooks, translations, legal codes, and other practical and cultural works to be printed and distributed.

Keywords: printing; presses; Muhammad Ali

Chapter.  1921 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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