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The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy$
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Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774163975

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.001.0001

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The Beginning of Printing in Egypt

The Beginning of Printing in Egypt

(p.317) 11 The Beginning of Printing in Egypt
The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

American University in Cairo Press

Printing in Arabic in Egypt seems to have begun with the French Expedition (1798–1801). Mohammed Ali was quick to exploit the newly introduced technology in the service of his modernization activities, ordering textbooks, translations, legal codes, and other practical and cultural works to be printed and distributed.

Keywords:   printing, presses, Muhammad Ali

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