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British diplomatic engagement with North Africa : consular activity in Tripoli, 1795-1832

ElGaddari, Sara M.


Sara M. ElGaddari


David J. (David John), 1954 Starkey

David E. Omissi


Firmly occupying the spatial and temporal space between the European and African worlds, the Regency of Tripoli found itself in an enviable position in 1795. With the accession of Yusuf Qaramanli, a new government busily rebuilt the country's defences and strengthened its military forces, and, at the same time, renewed relationships and treaties with neighbours and non-African powers (European and American). The most important of these relationships in many respects was that with Britain. Utilising the correspondence of the British consuls during 1795 to 1832, and within the context of the Eastern Questions, this study focuses on the Anglo-Tripoline relationship and argues that the Regency played a vital role in Britain's imperial strategy during and after the Napoleonic Wars. Moreover, it contends that the activities of the British consul in Tripoli, and the networks he fostered around him, reshaped the nature and extent of British imperial enterprise in the region. In doing so, this thesis identifies how research into Britain's engagement with the states of North Africa might be developed in several new directions.


ElGaddari, S. M. (2015). British diplomatic engagement with North Africa : consular activity in Tripoli, 1795-1832. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Mar 8, 2022
Publicly Available Date Feb 24, 2023
Keywords History
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Additional Information Department of History, The University of Hull
Award Date Aug 1, 2015


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