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British Pro-Consuls in Egypt, 1914-1929
The Challenge of Nationalism

ISBN 9780415595018
Published October 6, 2010 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

With World War I and Egypt's colourful politics as background, C.W.R. Long tells the story of four proconsuls (McMahon, Wingate, Allenby and Lloyd), their principal opponent, Sa'ad Zaghul, and the great events of the time: the rise of the Wafd party, the uprising of 1919, the murder of Sir Lee Stack and the Allenby ultimatum. He sheds new light on the strife of members of the High Commission among themselves and the Foreign Office, on the struggle between Egypt and Britain for ownership of the Sudan, on Egypt's fight for independence and on the failure of democracy to take root in the country.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations  Introduction  Part 1: McMahon  1. Let Everything Slide  2. Treated in a Disgusting Way  Part 2: Wingate  3. All this Rush of War Work  4. Fullest Confidence in You  5. Not Perhaps a Very Clever Man  6. There Seems Some Faulty Staff Work Here  7. I Can Do No Nore Than Thank You  8. Unequipped Personally  Part 3: Allenby  9. A Man of No Principles  10. Treated Very Scurvily  Part 4: Baron Lloyd  11. Arch-Champion of British Firmness  12. Rather Severe Language  13. A Very Serious Misapprehension  14. Something of a Danger  Part 5: Postscript  Appendix 1: Sa'ad Zaghlul  Appendix 2: Egyptian Personalities  Appendix 3: British Personalities  Bibliography  Index

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C.W.R. Long is a full-time writer on Arab world topics. After Lancaster Royal Grammar School and National Service, he studied Arabic and Persian at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, and Turkish at McGill University, Montreal. In the 1990s he directed Islamic Studies at Newcastle University, taught at Durham University and travelled regularly to the Middle East.