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  • n  one of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914

  • When the khedive of Egypt in 1875 put his Suez Canal shares on the market, Britain needed $19 million to outbid other countries.

  • Jacques Berque in Al-Ahram Weekly
    On 30 October 1882 in Abdeen Square,notes Jacques Berque in his seminal work Egypt: Imperialism and Revolution "the British troops filed past, almost in their entirety -- some 12,000 men. The Khedive watched the scene from a rostrum, with...

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