Egyptian Geographical Society

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Group of geographers in Egypt.

Khedive Ismaʿil founded the Khedivial (later Royal, now Egyptian) Geographical Society in 1875 to promote and legitimize his empire in the Sudan and the Horn of Africa. The society later shifted its concentration to Egypt itself and evolved from a foreign-dominated layman's society into the professional society of Egyptian geographers.

See also Ismaʿil ibn Ibrahim.


Reid, Donald Malcolm. "The Egyptian Geographical Society: From Foreign Layman's Society to Indigenous Professional Association." Poetics Today (1993).

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