The British in Egypt : Community, Crime and Crises, 1882-1922 Paperback / softback
by Lanver Mak
Egypt during the British occupation (1882-1922) was a strategically important site for securing British interests in the region.
Most studies of Britons in Egypt during the occupation focus on the lives and activities of law-abiding British military and political elites.
Using a variety of primary sources, this book deepens our understanding of the hidden British community beyond these elites - the lower and working classes, and those engaged in crime and misconduct - by bringing to light their demographic profile, socio-occupational diversity, criminal activities and varying responses to the crises represented by World War I and the revolutionary period of 1919-1922.
It will be essential reading for historians of British imperialism, Egypt and the Middle East.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 344 pages, 10 bw in 8pp plates, 2 maps,
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 18/12/2017
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781788310888
- Hardback from £60.85