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CONTENTS Acknowledgments 1 MACEDONIAN ORIGINS Birth Childhood and adolescence Marriage 2 THE EGYPTIAN QUAGMIRE Husrev Pasha: the beginning of a lifelong enmity The eviction of the Mamluks from Cairo Sending Husrev packing 3 CONSOLIDATION OF POWER The elimination of local rivals The Mamluk massacre 4 ENTRENCHMENT Building an alternative power base An economic policy takes shape The Hijaz campaign Absolute power Tightening the screw Investing in infrastructure Lingering anxieties Commercial successes "The old spider in his den" 5 EXPANDING HORIZONS A fortuitous year The Greek war The involvement of the European powers Husrev's reappearance The "Auspicious Event" Disaster at Navarino Preparation for the next round 6 THE FINAL SHOWDOWN The Benefactor Nagging worries The invasion of Syria Crossing the Rubicon Reorganization and retrenchment The second Syrian crisis Seeking hereditary rule Jubilation 7 TRIUMPH The Pasha and his elite: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Mehmed Ali and the Egyptians The Pasha's last years 8 THE PASHA'S MULTIPLE LEGACIES What went wrong? Bibliography Index

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Khaled Fahmy is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at New York University. He is the author of All the Pasha's Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army and the Making of Modern Egypt.

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