MME Lec6 - Political Boundaries Lecture 6 A Slave Ruling...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Political Boundaries Lecture 6 A Slave Ruling Caste Muhammad Ali and his Albanian Dynasty ruled Egypt 1805-1952 He consolidated his power by eliminating the Mamluke (slave) dominant military class in the famous massacre of the citadel (1911)—celebrating the war against the Wahhabis of Arabia Muhammad Ali’s Army and the Modernity of Egypt The creation of a modern army has been identified with the creation of the first modern Arab Sate Muhammad Ali continued antagonism with the Sultan allowed him to create an army of disciplined Fellahin, using the anti-Turkish sentiments against the officers A three tier hierarchy existed in the military regime The Soul of the Nation Egyptian peasants (like the Anatolian peasant in Ottoman modernity) had a perennial presence in the ethnographic literature on Egypt. The peasants of Upper Egypt (Sa’eed), Nubai and Lower Egypt (the Delta) constituted the base for the treasury’s revenue, and their recruits constituted the pillar of Egypt’s modern army
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 2

MME Lec6 - Political Boundaries Lecture 6 A Slave Ruling...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online