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April 2016

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

April 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
UCEN Santa Barbara Mission Room, University Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
Adam Mestyan in a park

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 ‘justice’ of the Muslim prince meant the local elite’s participation in state affairs and in rural capitalist enterprises. Based on archival documents, petitions to the…

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