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Table of Contents of Al-Jabarti’s History of Egypt

Note on Transliteration and Editorial Markings

Part I: The Era of Great Household Rivalries
1. How al-Jabarti came to write Aja’ib al-athar
2. The origins of the Faqari and Qasimi factions
3. The “civil war” of 1711
4. The life of Kucuk Muhammed Bas Odabasi (d. 1694)
5. The life of Ibrahim Bey Abu Shanab (d. 1718)
6. The life of Isma’il Bey ibn Iwaz (d. 1724)
7. The life of Cerkes Muammad Bey (d. 1730)
8. The massacre at the daftardar’s house, November 1736
9. The life of Uthman Bey Dhu’l-Faqar (fled Egypt 1743)
10. Attack on a party of Coptic Christians embarking on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, ca. 1754
11. The lives of Ibrahim Katkhuda al-Kazdagli (d. 1754) and Ridwan Katkhuda al-Jalfi (d. 1755)
12. The life of the coffee merchant Khawaja Hajj Ahmad al-Sharaybi (d. ca. 1756)
13. The life of Shaykh Muhammad al-Hifni (d. 1767)
14. The life of Shaykh Humam, chief of the Hawwara Bedouin (d. 1769)
15. The life of Ali Bey al-Kabir (d. 1773)
16. The life of the author’s father, Shaykh Hasan al-Jabarti (d. 1774)
17. Muhammad Bey Abu’l-Dhahab’s victory over Zahir al-Umar and subsequent death (1775)
18. The life of Muhammad Bey Abu’l-Dhahab (d. 1775)
19. The life of Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda al-Kazdagli (d. 1776)
20. The life of the Hanafi scholar Shaykh Abd al-Raman al-Arishi (d. 1779)
21. High prices and shortages caused by Ibrahim and Murad Beys in 1783-84
22. A popular protest triggered by Husayn Beys Cifit’s attack on a Sufi shaykh, 1786
23. The Ottoman naval invasion and occupation of Egypt, 1786-87
24. Ibrahim and Murad Beys return to Cairo, 1791

Part II: The Era of the French Occupation of Egypt
26. The French arrest Murad Bey’s wife, Sitt Nafisa, September 1798
27. The French crush a rebellion, October 1798
28. French architectural and scientific achievements
29. The life of Shaykh Sulayman al-Jawsaqi, executed for his role in the October 1798 rebellion
30. The destruction caused by the French and the Ottomans in Cairo
31. The French investigate the murder of General Kleber, June 1800
32. Life of Murad Bey (d. 1801)
33. Ottoman forces re-enter Cairo, July 1801
34. The just governor Muhammad Khusraw Pasha (term January 1802-April 1803)
35. Frustration with the Ottomans, 1803
36. The destruction of Muhammad Bey al-Alfi’s house, April 1803
37. The incorrigible Albanian soldiers
38. Muhammad Ali’s responsibility for the strife of 1803-04
39. Muhammad Ali arrests Sitt Nafisa, May 1804
40. Shaykh Óasan al-Attar’s eulogy for al-Fil Pond, 1804
41. The life of Ahmad Pasha al-Jazzar (d. 1805), the autonomous governor of Acre and Sidon
42. The Wahhabis

Part III: The Era of Muhammad Ali Pasha
43. The ulema petition the imperial government to have Muhammad Ali’s term as governor extended, July 1806
44. Muhammad Ali petitions the imperial government to have his term as governor extended, September 1806
45. The life of Muhammad Bey al-Alfi (d. 1807)
46. Mustafa Pasha al-Bayraqdar occupies Istanbul after the deposition of Selim III (July-November 1808)
47. The secretary of the governing council criticizes Muhammad Ali, June 1809
48. Ibrahim Bey condemns Muhammad Ali, May 1810
49. The massacre of the Mamluks by Muhammad Ali, March 1811
50. Rampant price increases under Muhammad Ali, 1812-13
51. The life of shaykh al-Azhar Abdallah al-Sharqawi (d. 1812)
52. Muhammad Ali’s measures against the plague, spring 1813
53. The life of Shaykh Shams al-Din Abu’l-Anwar al-Sadat (d. 1813)
54. The charitable acts of Muhammad Ali’s senior wife, October 1813
55. The life of the poet Isma’il al-Kashshab (d. 1815)
56. The state of the last Mamluk amirs in the Sudan, 1816
57. Muhammad Ali’s development projects
58. The life of Ibrahim Bey al-Kabir (d. 1815)
59. The life of Sitt Nafisa (d. 1816)
60. How dates are recorded and recollected
61. Foreigners and rabble in Cairo, September 1817
62. Excavations by European archaeologists, including the body of the Sphinx, late 1817
63. Muhammad Ali’s invasion of Sudan, summer 1820
64. Muhammad Ali’s determination to crush the Greek revolt, August 1821

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