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Author Aharoni, Reʼuven

Title The Pasha's bedouin : tribes and state in the Egypt of Mehemet Ali, 1805-1848 / Reuven Aharoni
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 275 pages)
Series Routledge studies in Middle Eastern history ; 7
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern history ; 7.
Contents Historical and social perspectives -- Tribal history in outline -- Tribal society and the tribal elite : approaches and concepts -- Territoriality and identity -- The economic world of the Egyptian bedouin -- A trinity of competition and cooperation : 'Mamluks', bedouin and fellahin in the Egyptian society -- Governing the state -- Tribe and state in Egypt : coexistence in conflict -- Office-holders -- Military service : the Pasha's bedouin
Summary Annotation Egypta's history is interwoven with conflicts of Bedouin, governments and peasants, competing over same cultivated lands and of migrations of nomads from the deserts to the Nile Valley. Mehemet Alia's era represented the initial ending of the traditional tribalism, and the beginning of emergence of a semi-urban community, which became an integral part of the sedentarised population. Providing a new perspective on tribal life in Egypt under Mehemet Ali Pasha's rule, The Pashaâs Bedouin examines the social and political aspects of the Bedouin during 1805-1848. By highlighting the complex relationships which developed between the government of the Pasha and the Bedouin, Reuven Aharoni sets out to expose the Bedouin as a specialised social sector of the urban economy and as integral to the economic and political life in Egypt at the time. This study aims to question of whether the elements of bureaucratic culture which characterised the central and provincial administration of the Pasha, indicate special attitudes towards this sector of the population. Subjects covered include: The 'Bedouin' policy of Mehemet Ali Territory and identity, tribal economies Tribe and state relations Tribal leadership With a long experience in fieldwork among Bedouin in the Sinai and the Negev, as well as using a range of archival documents and manuscripts both in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish, this highly researched book provides an essential read for historians, anthropologists and political scientists in the field of social and political history of the Middle East. Reuven Aharoni, Ph.D (2001) in Middle Eastern History, Tel-Aviv University, teaches history of the Middle East at the Haifa University and at the Open University of Israel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-265) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Muḥammad ʻAlī Bāshā, Governor of Egypt, 1769-1849.
SUBJECT Muḥammad ʻAlī Bāshā, Governor of Egypt, 1769-1849 fast
Subject Bedouins -- Egypt -- History -- 19th century
Bedouins -- Political activity -- Egypt
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Ethnic relations
SUBJECT Egypt -- Ethnic relations
Subject Egypt
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780203007235