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The Resource Napoleon in Egypt, Paul Strathern

Napoleon in Egypt, Paul Strathern

Label
Napoleon in Egypt
Title
Napoleon in Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Paul Strathern
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Details Napoleon's dramatic invasion of Egypt in 1798, the first attack on a Middle-Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. With 335 ships and 40,000 men, it was the largest long-distance seaborne force the world had ever seen. But Napoleon's assault was intended to be much more than a colonial adventure, for he took with him over one hundred and fifty scientists, mathematicians, artists, and writers - a "Legion of Culture" - with a view to bringing Western civilization to "backward" Egypt. Drawing upon newly uncovered diaries and papers, this is a portrait of Napoleon, the colorful members of his expedition, and this bold gamble. Napoleon was just twenty-eight when he invaded Egypt, and it was an episode which contained in embryo many seminal events in his later life. Epic military victories, his declaration of himself as emperor, the introduction of the Napoleonic code - all of these were foreshadowed in this brilliant, ambitious, and ultimately disastrous adventure
Summary
Describes Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798, the first attack on a Middle Eastern country by a Western power in modern times, examining Napoleon's military victories and the legacy of his expedition
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
291516
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strathern, Paul
Dewey number
962/.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC225
LC item number
.S77 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Egypt
  • Napoleon
  • Civilization
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
Napoleon in Egypt, Paul Strathern
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published : London : Jonathan Cape, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-460) and index
Control code
ocn192080630
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Bantam hardcover ed.
Extent
480 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780553806786
Lccn
2008028135
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)192080630
Label
Napoleon in Egypt, Paul Strathern
Publication
Note
Originally published : London : Jonathan Cape, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-460) and index
Control code
ocn192080630
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Bantam hardcover ed.
Extent
480 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780553806786
Lccn
2008028135
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)192080630

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