The Suez Canal: Letters and Documents Descriptive of Its Rise and Progress in 1854-1856

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Cambridge University Press, 2011 M02 24 - 326 páginas
In the early 1850s the French diplomat and engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805-1894) revived earlier French plans to build a canal through the Isthmus of Suez. He saw the immense benefits such a canal would bring, reducing by 3000 miles the distance by sea between Bombay and London, and he was instrumental in its successful completion. These letters, published in this English translation in 1876, show how De Lesseps persuaded the Viceroy of Egypt to allow construction, and how he overcame opposition from Britain and Turkey. Letters to the Viceroy, Emperor Napoleon III, Members of Parliament, diplomats, and politicians throughout Europe, together with more personal letters to his wife, all illustrate his resolute determination to see his project succeed. This is an invaluable source, not only on the canal, but also on the politics of the major powers and European attitudes towards the Middle East and its people.
 

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30A
30
General for France in Egypt
35
1855
53
January iKth
67
26th
77
February 26th Answer from Baron Roller
86
Mohammed Said Pacha Viceroy of Egypt
95
April th Letter to Comte de Lesseps m
115
Scientific Commission
181
Letter to Madame Delamalle
194
Letter to Madame Delamalle
225
Letter to N de Negrelli
231
March 21st Letter to M de Negrelli
241
May 6th Letter to M S W Ruyssenaers
261
Jtdy 8h Letter to Comte de Lesseps
272
August 10th Remarks on the Official Inquiry relating
279

Egypt
139
Finance Vienna
153
Public Opinion
159
Nov 2JtA to
162
ana oept 3rd
290
gth Opinion of General Albert della Marmora
305
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