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The Harem, Slavery and British Imperial Culture: Anglo-Muslim Relations in the Late Nineteenth Century
This book focuses on British efforts to suppress the traffic in female slaves destined for Egyptian harems during the late-nineteenth century. It considers this campaign in relation to gender debates in England, and examines the ways in which the assumptions and dominant imperialist discourses of these abolitionists were challenged by the newly-established Muslim communiti ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 30th 2006 by Manchester University Press
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Very good history book about the British occupation of Egypt in the nineteenth century, and how English identity within the broader British Empire was shaped by interactions with Islam. Robinson-Dunn uses plenty of primary sources and writes clearly. The only real drawback to the book is that its geographic focus is a bit unclear. The first half of the book and the appendixes are about British actions in Egypt, especially the British anti-slavery movement. The second half of the book deals with ...more