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Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East (07 Edition)

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In this vivid and timely history, Juan Cole tells the story of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt. Revealing the young general's reasons for leading the expedition against Egypt in 1798 and showcasing his fascinating views of the Orient, Cole delves into the psychology of the military titan and his entourage. He paints a multi-faceted portrait of the daily travails of the soldiers in Napoleon's army, including how they imagined Egypt, how their expectations differed from what they found, and how they grappled with military challenges in a foreign land. Cole ultimately reveals how Napoleon's invasion, the first modern attempt to invade the Arab world, invented and crystallized the rhetoric of liberal imperialism. You can visit Juan Cole's Blog, Informed Comment at http: //www.juancole.com/

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In this vivid and timely history, Juan Cole tells the story of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt. Revealing the young general's reasons for leading the expedition against Egypt in 1798 and showcasing his fascinating views of the Orient, Cole delves into the psychology of the military titan and his entourage. He paints a multi-faceted portrait of the daily travails of the soldiers in Napoleon's army, including how they imagined Egypt, how their expectations differed from what they found, and how they grappled with military challenges in a foreign land. Cole ultimately reveals how Napoleon's invasion, the first modern attempt to invade the Arab world, invented and crystallized the rhetoric of liberal imperialism.
 

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Juan Cole, internationally respected historian, celebrated blogger, and Middle East expert, teaches history at the University of Michigan. His blog, Informed Comment, receives 250,000 unique hits every day. He has written numerous books, including Engaging the Muslim World, Napoleon's Egypt and Sacred Space and Holy War. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

Table of Contents

The Genius of Liberty * A Sky Aflame * The Fall of Grand Cairo * The Battle of Salihiyyah * Visions of Egyptian Liberty * The Cairo Revolt * Enlightenment and Islam * Murad Bey and the World of the Mamluks * Women and French Egypt * Bonaparte's Egyptian Legacy * Conclusion

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A good introduction to Napoleon's invasion of Egypt.
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ISBN:
9780230606036
Author:
Cole, Juan
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
POL031000
Subject:
Military - Napoleonic Wars
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Middle East - Egypt
Subject:
France
Subject:
Middle East/Egypt (see also Ancient/Egypt)
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Nationalism
Subject:
World History-Napoleon
Subject:
Political Ideologies/Nationalism & Patriotism
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes one 12-page black-and-white pho
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6.17 x 0.74 in

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In this vivid and timely history, Juan Cole tells the story of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt. Revealing the young general's reasons for leading the expedition against Egypt in 1798 and showcasing his fascinating views of the Orient, Cole delves into the psychology of the military titan and his entourage. He paints a multi-faceted portrait of the daily travails of the soldiers in Napoleon's army, including how they imagined Egypt, how their expectations differed from what they found, and how they grappled with military challenges in a foreign land. Cole ultimately reveals how Napoleon's invasion, the first modern attempt to invade the Arab world, invented and crystallized the rhetoric of liberal imperialism.
 
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