The name and fame of Muhammad Ali, the Founder of Modern Egypt, are well known. His vivid personality has appealed to many writers, who have concentrated the limelight on him. Some of them have allowed Muhammad Ali’s son, Ibrahim, to appear on the stage, but they have assigned him a more or less obscure role. They refer to him as the sword wielded by his astute father, and have usually treated him as if he knew nothing of statesmanship, and were merely a bluff soldier whose military talents happened to be superior to those of the generals opposed to him.
This book seeks to redress this error and bring the truth into its proper perspective. It does not belittle the glory of Muhammad Ali, but it stresses the part played by Ibrahim in the affairs of Egypt.
First published 1935.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Birth 2. The Campaign in Arabia 3. Abdallah Ibn Saud 4. The Sudan 5. The Greek Insurrection 6. The Morea 7. Diplomatic Strategy 8. A Fatal Misunderstanding 9. The Aftermath of Navarino 10. The Algerian Interlude 11. The Invasion of Syria 12. Konia 13. Kutakia 14. The Treaty of Kutakia 15. Unkiar-Skelessi 16. Nezib 17. The New Sultan 18. The Curtain Falls. Index.