Napoleon in Egypt

Napoleon in Egypt

by Paul Strathern

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/09/2009

 
In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte, only twenty-eight, set sail for Egypt with 335 ships, 40,000 soldiers, and a collection of scholars, artists, and scientists to establish an eastern empire. He saw himself as a liberator, freeing the Egyptians from oppression. But Napoleon wasn't the first--nor the last--who tragically misunderstood Muslim culture. Marching across seemingly endless deserts in the shadow of the pyramids, pushed to the limits of human endurance, his men would be plagued by mirages, suicides, and the constant threat of ambush. A crusade begun in honor would degenerate into chaos. And yet his grand failure also yielded a treasure trove of knowledge that paved the way for modern Egyptology--and it tempered the complex leader who believed himself destined to conquer the world.
ISBN:
9780553385243
9780553385243
Category:
Military history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-09-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bantam
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
480
Dimensions (mm):
209x142x29mm
Weight:
0.45kg
Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern studied philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin.

He is a Somerset Maugham Award-winning novelist; author of two series of books - Philosophers in 90 Minutes and The Big Idea: Scientists who Changed the World - and several works of non-fiction, including The Medici, The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior, Spirit of Venice and Death in Florence.

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