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.
An interview with Susanna Ferguson on the Ottoman History Podcast
An interview with AUC on the subject of my new book, Bodies of Law: Science, Religion and State Formation in Modern Egypt
The inaugural Enid Hill lecture in Law and Humanities titled Siyasa and Sharia: The politics of implementing Islamic law in Modern Egypt delivered at AUC on November 1, 2010