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Ottoman Egypt in the Age of the French Revolution

Ottoman Egypt in the Age of the French Revolution

Huseyn Efendi

Translated by Stanford J. Shaw

ISBN 9780674645509

Publication date: 01/01/1964

Huseyn Efendi, a scribe in the Treasury of Ottoman Egypt who put his service at the disposal of Napoleon Bonaparte during the French expedition to Egypt (1798–1801), wrote his account of Ottoman Egypt in the form of answers to questions posed by the French administrative and financial experts.

Stanford Shaw’s translation is supplemented by an introduction describing the French expedition, and by detailed notes based on material found in the Ottoman archives of Istanbul and Cairo.

Book Details

  • 195 pages
  • Harvard University Press

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