The history of Egypt: from the earliest accounts of that country, till the expulsion of the French from Alexandria, in the year 1801, Volume 3

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A. Constable & co., 1805 - Egypt
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Page i - The History of Egypt; from the earliest Accounts of that Country, till the Expulsion of the French from Alexandria, in the Year 1801.
Page 7 - ... succession of very feeble princes, the semblance of supreme power ; when at length, in 1517, the victorious arms of the Turks dethroned the last of the Borghite dynasty, and reduced his kingdom to the condition of a province. • In the most perfect form of the Turkish government in Egypt it consisted of a divan, or council of regency, composed of those who commanded the military bodies, — the president, in all cases, being the Pasha, or Viceroy. From the Mamlouk Beys, who presided over the...
Page 195 - So hopeless had the attempts of the French now 'become, that the persevering efforts of their commander in chief were rather the effects of frantic disappointment than rational zeal. But at length discontentment was visible in his army ; . the best troops refused to march into certain destruction, and after a siege of sixty days he was forced to abandon his views upon S'.
Page 8 - ... the most perfect form of the Turkish government in Egypt it consisted of a divan, or council of regency, composed of those who commanded the military bodies, — the president, in all cases, being the pasha or viceroy. From the Mamlouk beys, who presided over the provinces, were chosen the Sheik el Belled, or governor of Grand Cairo ; the Janizary Aga, or commander of the Janizaries ; the Defturdar, or accountant-general ; the_.
Page 380 - Baron Hutchinson of Alexandria, and of Knocklofty, in the county of Tipperary, by patent dated December 16.
Page 52 - Mamlukes at his command ; but they were solely for the purpose of enforcing his authority, in collecting the tribute and regulating the affairs of his department. But in the progress of their power, the beys purchased slaves from Circassia, Georgia, and Mingrelia ; and in proportion to the numbers which they acquired, so was their strength. Under the cherishing hand of the beys, their favourite Mamlukes rose to different offices of importance ; and they too having purchased slaves, added their strength...
Page 8 - Bikkeri, or director of the sherifs. In subordination to those, there were cashephs, or deputies, and other officers of inferior note. Selim conveyed with him from Grand Cairo to Constantinople, the caliph, or spiritual head of the Mohammedan religion. In the course of our inquiries we have seen that high office stripped of its...
Page 192 - ... of the besieged, the whole attack proved abortive. Under the direction of the British engineers, ravelins, at great hazard, were formed without the wall of the town, at each end of the enemy's nearest lines, and thus their operations were greatly disconcerted. A counter mine was wrought, to destroy the effect of. those preparations which the French had made to blow up the counterscarp at a new breach in the wall; but the greatest impediment to the progress of the French arose from the fire of...
Page 201 - This loss abstracted a part from their accumulated strength ; but the field pieces which were in their possession, frequently and with readiness made breaches in the slender wall of the town ; and moreover, during the siege, they were supplied with those heavy pieces of artillery which they attempted to destroy in leaving Acre. We must therefore seek for the principal cause of their failure in other circumstances which attended their situation. Their cruelties at Jaffa sunk deep into the remembrance...
Page 230 - After gaining so complete a triumph, the commander in chief surveyed the works of Alexandria, and then returned to the city of Grand Cairo. In this capital of Egypt, General Bonaparte made those public and private arrangements which the circumstances of the country seemed to require, and which the nature of his .schemes led him to adopt. The severities which were exercised by the provisional government, and the successful efforts which had lately been made by the French troops, had struck terror...

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