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Publications [#318239] of Adam Mestyan

Journal Articles

  1. Mestyan, A, Erratum: Power and music in Cairo: Azbakiyya (Urban History (2013)), Urban History, vol. 40 no. 4 (November, 2013), pp. 705, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/06/17)

    ABSTRACTIn this article, the origins of the modern metropolis are reconsidered, using the example of Cairo within its Ottoman and global context. I argue that Cairo's Azbakiyya Garden served as a central ground for fashioning a dynastic capital throughout the nineteenth century. This argument sheds new light on the politics of Khedive Ismail, who introduced a new state representation through urban planning and music theatre. The social history of music in Azbakiyya proves that, instead of functioning as an example of colonial division, Cairo encompassed competing conceptions of class, taste and power.

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