The Last Khedive of Egypt

Memoirs of Abbas Hilmi II


These memoirs, “The Last Khedive of Egypt: Memoirs of Abbas Hilmi II“, dictated by Abbas II, provides a window on the mechanics of the strained relations between the sovereign and the power occupying his country. A caring man, with progressive ideas, he was disillusioned by sycophantic Egyptian politicians who rarely supported their monarch.

American University in Cairo Press, 2006

Amira Sonbol