Napoleon in Egypt: Al-Jabartai's Chronicle of the French Occupation 1798 Expanded Edition for the 250th Anniversary of Al-Jabarti's Birth / Edition 1

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Overview

The book is an Arab view of a turning point in modern history. Napoleon's conquest of Egypt in 1798 was the first contact between a Western power with imperial goals and an ancien régime of an African society. Sheik Al-Jabarti's chronicle is a unique combination of historical narration and reflection combined with daily observations about the atmosphere in Cairo and the mood among the local population.

The French view of these events is described by Napoleon's secretary; Edward W. Said, Columbia University, provides a stinging critique of French preoccupation with Egypt and the resulting cultural 'Orientalism.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558763371
  • Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 279,805
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Abd Al-Rahman Al-Jabarti (1754-1825) was renowed Arab historian and writer and Egypt's most important historian. Also by Al Jabarti:
Napoleon in Egypt (ISBN 9781558763371)

Jane Hathaway, Ohio State University, is author of several books including "The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule: 1516-1800.
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