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Week 2

Week 2: Britain and Egypt

Mini Lecture

Seminar Readings:

Primary sources:

1-The Earl of Cromer, Modern Egypt, 2 Vols., (New York: Macmillan, 1908), Vol. I. 326-330. Read onlineLink opens in a new window

2-"Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum" & "Unrolling a mummy", London Illustrated News, 28 December 1889.

Secondary Readings:

Timothy Mitchell, Part 1 ‘Parasites of Capitalism,’ in Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002).

Donald Malcolm Reid, ‘The 'Urabi revolution and the British conquest, 1879-1882,’ in M.W. Daly (ed.), The Cambridge History of Egypt: Modern Egypt, from 1517 to the End of the Twentieth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 217-238.

Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid-Marsot, ‘The British Occupation of Egypt from 1882,’ in Andrew Porter and Wm Roger Louis eds., The Oxford History of the British Empire, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 651–664.

Gabriel Moshenska, ‘Thomas “Mummy” Pettigrew and the Study of Egypt in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain,’ in William Carruthers (ed.), Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures (New York: Routledge, 2014).

Further Readings:

Jakes Aaron, Egypt’s Occupation: Colonial Economism and the Crises of Capitalism (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020).

Ali Coskun Tuncer, Sovereign Debt and International Financial Control: The Middle East and the Balkans, 1870-1914 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

David Landes, Bankers and Pashas: International Finance and Economic Imperialism in Egypt (London; Heinemann, 1958).

Roger Owen, The Middle East in the World Economy, 1800-1914 (London: IB Tauris, 2002).

Roger Owen, Lord Cromer: Victorian Imperialist, Edwardian Proconsul (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Timothy Mitchell, Colonising Egypt (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991).

Lisa Pollard, Nurturing the Nation: The Family Politics of Modernizing, Colonizing and Liberating Egypt, 1805-1923 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005)

Robert Tignor, Modernization and British Colonial Rule in Egypt, 1882-1914 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966).

A. G. Hopkins, "The Victorians and Africa: A Reconsideration of the Occupation of Egypt, 1882," Journal of African History 27 (1986), 379.

David Gange, Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Ehud R. Toledano, State and Society in Mid–Nineteenth-Century Egypt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Gabriel Moshenska, 'Unrolling Egyptian Mummies in Nineteenth-Century Britain,' The British Journal for the History of Science 47, no. 3 (2014): 451-477.

Stephanie Moser, Wondrous Curiosities: Ancient Egypt at the British Museum (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2006).

Elliott Colla, Conflicted Antiquities: Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian Modernity (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2007).

James Stevens Curl, Egyptomania: The Egyptian Revival: A Recurring Theme in the
History of Taste
(Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994).