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George Baldwin and British interests in Egypt 1775 to 1798.

Said, Rosemarie J.;
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  • Publisher: SOAS University of London
  • Country: United Kingdom
This study is an attempt to analyse British interests in Egypt during the twenty-three years before the French expedition of 1798, and centres around George Baldwin, the only permanent English resident in the country at that time, who foresaw its importance to Britain in the event of a war with France. Although much stress is placed on Baldwin's promotion of the Bed Sea route to India, a proper evaluation of British activity necessarily encompasses a comprehensive survey of Anglo-Egyptian relations during the period. Chapter I deals with the first four years of Baldwin's residence, from 1775 to 1779, when he was primarily concerned with his work as a merchant; h...
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