The British in Egypt : Community, Crime and Crises, 1882-1922, Paperback / softback Book

The British in Egypt : Community, Crime and Crises, 1882-1922 Paperback / softback


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.
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781788310888

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