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The British in Egypt, community, crime and crises 1822-1922, 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.--Publisher's website
Table of contents
Demographic overview -- Boundaries of British identity -- Symbols and institutions -- Socio-occupational diversity -- Crime and misconduct -- The first World War -- The revolutionary period, 1919-22
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
xvi, 318 pages, [8] pages of plates, illustrations, map, 22 cm.

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