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The Just Prince and the Nation: Muslim Patriotism and the Politics of Notables in late Ottoman Egypt, 1860s – Adam Mestyan (Harvard University)

UCEN Santa Barbara Mission Room University Center, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Speaker: Adam Mestyan (Harvard University) About the Talk: In this presentation Mestyan will argue that in nineteenth-century Ottoman Egypt the symbolic unification between the Ottoman governor (khedive) and the homeland was based on vocabularies of kingship in the Koran and in Arab-Persian-Ottoman traditions. During this process of constructing patriotism by rural men of distinction, the perceived […]