The Long 1890s in Egypt
The end of the 19th century in Egypt witnessed crisscrossing and conflicting political currents as well as fluctuating economic, geopolitical, social and demographic conditions, and cultural processes. Like Egypt’s 20th-century fin-de-siècle, much of this ferment was a prelude to the more visible and politically eruptive events of the next decades, when Egypt’s popular resistance burst onto the international scene. But its subterranean cast was no less dynamic for that. This volume, wide-ranging in focus, addresses the dynamism of a period that is crucial to the formation of modern Egypt but has received little scholarly attention on its own merits.