Yearbook for 1887

12966

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The record is made up of 113 items. It was created in 1887. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the Qatar National Library.

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This volume is a yearbook for 1887, treating political events in Egypt for that year, covering activities in various ministries and governmental offices. The work is divided into 12 sections, with each devoted to a month. In the entry for January, for example, we read of the arrival in the port of Alexandria of the crown prince of Italy, the future King Victor Emmanuel III, and the state functions that were held in his honor. In the section devoted to April, we read the obituary of Muḥammad Sharif Pasha, the fourth prime minister of Egypt. The book was published by Maṭbaʻat al-qāhira al-ḥurra in 1887. The author of the yearbook, Yūsuf Ibn-Hammām Āṣāf (1859−1938), is best known for his history of the Ottomans, Tārīkh salāṭīn Banī ʻUthmān min awwal nashʼatihim ḥattā al-ān (History of the Ottoman sultans: From their origin to the present day). Āṣāf was born in Lebanon. He settled in Egypt and founded a publishing house, al-ʻUmūmīya, in Cairo in 1888.

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113 items
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216 pages ; 24 centimeters

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Arabic in Arabic script
Type
Book

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Qatar National Library
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Unrestricted

Archive reference
12966

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Date(s)
1887 (CE, Gregorian)

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Yearbook for 1887, Qatar National Library, 12966, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/qnlhc/12966> [accessed 20 October 2019]

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