Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya (Arab Republic of Egypt)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Egypt was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1517 but came under the control of Britain after 1882 until limited independence in 1922. Muhammad Ali (1805–40) succeeded in establishing a hereditary dynasty of Khedives but with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and Britain’s purchase of the Khedives’ shares, Egypt’s strategic importance paved the way for foreign intervention and domination.


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Further Reading

  1. CAPMAS, Statistical Year Book, Arab Republic of Egypt Google Scholar
  2. Hopwood, D., Egypt: Politics and Society 1945–1990. 3rd ed. London, 1992Google Scholar
  3. King, J. W., Historical Dictionary of Egypt. 2nd ed. Revised by A. Goldschmidt. Metuchen (NJ), 1995Google Scholar
  4. McDermott, A., Egypt: From Nasser to Mubarak. London, 1988Google Scholar
  5. Makar, R. N., Egypt. [Bibliography] ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1988Google Scholar
  6. Malek, J. (ed.), Egypt. Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1993Google Scholar
  7. Rodenbeck, M., Cairo—the City Victorious. Picador, London, 1998Google Scholar
  8. Vatikiotis, P. J., History of Modern Egypt: from Muhammad All to Mubarak. London, 1991Google Scholar

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