The Just Prince And The Nation: Muslim Patriotism And The Politics Of Notables In Late Ottoman Egypt, 1860s

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The Just Prince and the Nation: Muslim Patriotism and the Politics of Notables in late Ottoman Egypt, 1860s
Lecture by Dr. Adam Mestyan
Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:00 PM
Texas Union - Governor's Room (3.116)

In nineteenth-century Ottoman Egypt the symbolic unification between the Ottoman governor (khedive) and the homeland was based on vocabularies of kingship in the Koran and in Arab-Persian-Ottoman traditions. During this process of constructing patriotism by rural men of distinction, the perceived “justice” of the Muslim prince meant the local elite’s participation in state affairs and in rural capitalist enterprises. Based on archival documents, petitions to the ruler by local village notables, and Arabic political poetry, this presentation introduces the notion of Muslim patriotism as an ideological tool of legitimating power in khedivial Egypt before and during the British occupation.

Adam Mestyan is a Junior Fellow at Harvard University's Society of Fellows.

Co-sponsored by CMES and the Department of History.
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