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By Mine Ener

This richly textured social historical past recovers the voices and reports of bad Egyptians--beggars, foundlings, the unwell and maimed--giving them a heritage for the 1st time. As Mine Ener tells their attention-grabbing tales along these of reformers, travelers, politicians, and philanthropists, she explores the commercial, political, and colonial context that formed poverty coverage for a century and a half.

While poverty and poverty aid were broadly studied within the North American and eu contexts, there was little study performed at the factor for the center East--and scant entire presentation of the Islamic ethos that has guided charitable motion within the quarter. Drawing on British and Egyptian archival assets, Ener records variations in negative reduction, altering attitudes towards the general public bad, the doorway of recent kingdom and personal actors within the box of charity, the motivations at the back of their efforts, and the poor's use of courses created to assist them. She additionally fosters a discussion among center japanese reviews and those that research poverty reduction somewhere else by means of explicitly evaluating Egypt's terrible aid to rules in Istanbul and likewise Western Europe, Russia, and North America.

Heralding a brand new form of learn into how societies deal with the destitute--and into the spiritual prerogatives that advisor them--this e-book is without doubt one of the first in-depth stories of charity and philanthropy in a sector whose social difficulties have by no means been of higher curiosity to the West.

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The name of this boy was Memphitis. His mother was very tenderly attached to him, and Physcon took him away on this very account, to keep him as a hostage for his mother's good behavior. He fancied that, when he was gone, she might possibly attempt to resume possession of the throne. His expectations in this respect were realized. The people of Alexandria rallied around Cleopatra, and called upon her to take the crown. She did so, feeling, perhaps, some misgivings in respect to the danger which such a step might possibly bring upon her absent boy.

Evaporating surfaces of the seas, the beams of the tropical sun, the lofty summits of the Abyssinian Mountains, and, as the product and result of all this instrumentality, great periodical inundations of summer rain. For these or some other reasons Egypt has been occupied by man from the most remote antiquity. The oldest records of the human race, made three thousand years ago, speak of Egypt as ancient then, when they were written. Not only is Tradition silent, but even Fable herself does not attempt to tell the story of the origin of her population.

Accordingly, she proposed to Alexander that they should send a secret embassage to the Persian governor, and represent to him that it would be much better, both for him and for his daughter, that she should have Alexander instead of Aridaeus for a husband, and induce him, if possible, to demand of Philip that he should make the change. Alexander entered readily into this scheme, and various courtiers, Ptolemy among the rest, undertook to aid him in the accomplishment of it. The embassy was sent.

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