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The Agricultural Policy of Muḥammad ʻAlī in Egypt

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ISBN 9780674429123

Publication Date: 01/01/1961

393 pages


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  • Preface
  • I. Introduction
  • II. Landholding in Egypt before the French Occupation
  • III. Changes in Egyptian Land Tenure: 1798–1815
  • IV. Muhammad ‘Alī and Landholding Reform after 1815
  • V. Administration of Egypt under Muhammad ‘Alī
  • VI. The Failure of the Egyptian Administrative System: Civil Service and Government Regulation of the Agricultural Population
  • VII. The Failure of the Egyptian Administrative System: Finances
  • VIII. Agricultural Practices under Muhammad ‘Alī
  • IX. Trade and Agriculture
  • X. Industry and Agriculture
  • XI. Military Service and Agriculture
  • XII. Irrigation
  • XIII. Conclusion
  • Appendix I. Land Use in Egypt, 1844: Its Division among Landholders, Crops, and Revenues
  • Appendix II. The Area of Cultivable Land in Egypt
  • Appendix III. Translation of a Notice from the Divan Roodaway at Alexandria
  • Appendix IV. Translation of a Secret Printed “Circular” Addressed to the Chiefs of all the Districts in Egypt
  • Appendix V. Conscription
  • Appendix VI. The Population of Egypt during the Reign of Muhammad ‘Alī
  • Appendix VII. Irrigation Works Carried Out by Muhammad ‘Alī
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Comparative Table of Islamic and Christian Dates
  • Index

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