The talk’s main argument is that a true understanding of this war has to be built as much on a detailed analysis of what happened on the battlefield as on a close scrutiny of civilian-military relations.
Month: November 2020
This lecture tells a story dating from 1858 and preserved in the Egyptian National Archives. The story is of a slave called Sultan, and how he was killed by a bey working in a princely estate. The lecture follows the details of the case to illustrate the intricate mechanism by which Egypt was transformed from a family estate to a modern state.