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Agricultural Technology and Rural Social Classes in Egypt, 1920–1939

The pivotal role of the interwar period for Egyptian development has received increasing stress in recently published research.1 The English language studies have largely focused on political developments and structures, although the development of banks and industry, especially of the Bank Misr group, has also been the subject of recent work. However, developments in the agricultural sector have received somewhat less attention.2 This paper seeks to fill this gap by analysing the technical and social changes in Egypt in agriculture from 1920 to 1940.