[CRITICAL EDITION OF ZAGHLOUL'S MEMOIRS] Mudhakkirât Sa'd Zaghlûl: Dirâsah. [i.e. Saad Zagloul's memoirs: A study]. Prep. by Mustafa al-Nahhâs Jabr, (1879-1965).
SAAD ZAGHLOUL, (1857-1927).
Muʼassasat Rûz al-Yûsuf, Cairo, 1973.
Early edition of this critical edition of Saad Zagloul's memoirs prepared by Mustafa al-Nahhas Jabr Pasha. Zaghloul was an Egyptian revolutionary and statesman, who was the leader of Egypt's nationalist Wafd Party. He served as Prime Minister of Egypt from 26 January 1924 to 24 November 1924. By working as a Europeanized lawyer, Zaghloul gained both wealth and status in a traditional framework of upward mobility. Despite this, Zaghloul success can equally be attributed to his familiarity with the Egyptian countryside and its many idioms. In 1918, he became politically active, as the founding leader of the Wafd Party, for which he was later arrested. Zaghloul became increasingly active in nationalist movements, and in 1919 he led an official Egyptian delegation (or wafd, the name of the political party he would later form) to the Paris Peace Conference demanding that the United Kingdom formally recognize the independence and unity of Egypt and Sudan (which had been united as one country under Muhammad Ali Pasha). The British in turn demanded that Zaghloul end his political agitation. When he refused, they exiled him to Malta, and later to Seychelles. In 1922, he was moved from Seychelles and was taken to Gibraltar due to ill health arriving there onboard HMS Curlew and he was released in 1923. Zaghloul's absence caused disturbances in Egypt, ultimately leading to the Egyptian Revolution of 1919. Upon his return from exile, Zaghloul led the Egyptian nationalist forces. Muṣṭafâ al-Nahhâs Pasha, (1879-1965), a statesman who, as the leader of the nationalist Wafd party, was a dominant figure in Egyptian politics until the revolution of 1952. A lawyer by profession, Naḥḥâs was appointed a judge in the National Court at Ṭanṭâ in 1914. Soon after World War I he joined the recently formed Wafd; he was exiled with Sa'd Zaghlul in the early 1920s, and assumed the chairmanship upon Zaghlul's death in 1927.
An imitation leather bdg., Arabic lettered gilt on front board. Foolscap 8vo. (18 x 12 cm). In Arabic. 280,  p., a portrait of Zaghloul, b/w ills. Offset lithography. OCLC 23485313, 784459538, 1044672960.