Ahmad Urabi: Delegate of the People Social Mobilization in Egypt on the Eve of Colonial Rule – By Sean Lyngaas

This paper will examine the three main components of the coalition that carried out Egypt’s Urabi Revolt (1881-1882), namely the landed elite and their peasant subjects, the intelligentsia and the native Egyptian officers who did the heavy lifting in carrying out the rebellion. Despite having differing interests and visions for the future of Egypt, these groups joined forces to protest their under representation and European overrepresentation in Egyptian politics. Novel technologies like the printing press and railroad were the adhesive that joined these three disparate groups together.
Sean Lyngaas is a first-year MALD student concentrating in Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization and International Information and Communication. He earned a B.A. in International Comparative Studies and Public Policy from Duke University.
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