Although nineteenth-century Egyptian Jewry was an active and creative part of society, this work from 1969 is the main comprehensive work devoted to an analysis and appraisal of its activities. The period under review commences with the fall of the Mamluk regime in Egypt, and the incipient modernization of the state, with the resulting increase in Jewish activity. It terminates with the end of World War I and the new era in the history of modern Egypt, an era of extreme nationalism that led to the undermining of the Jewish community.
1. Demography and Occupations of the Jews and Their Relations with Non-Jews 2. The Jewish Communities 3. Community Organization and Institutions 4. Education in Egypt 5. Intellectual and Religious Life 6. Early Zionism in Egypt