Napoleon in Egypt: 'The Greatest Glory'

4.1 avg rating
( 221 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781844139170: Napoleon in Egypt: 'The Greatest Glory'
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Napoleon's attack on Egypt in 1798 was the first 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. Napoleon's assault was intended to be much more than a colonial adventure, however, 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.

Ironically, what these intellectuals discovered in Egypt would transform our knowledge of Western civilization and form the basis of Egyptology. But there were also setbacks. Nelson's destruction of the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile apparently put an end to Napoleon's secret plans to follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and invade India.

Napoleon was just twenty-eight when he invaded Egypt and it was an episode which contained in embryo many seminal events of his later career and set the standard for his brilliant, ambitious and ultimately disastrous career.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Paul Strathern's enthralling description of this bizarre imperial adventure reads like Conrad's Heart of Darkness...as a piece of storytelling, it is a masterpiece" (Daily Telegraph)

"To begin with, the book leaps off the shelf-display into the hands: the dustjacket is a remarkably fine reproduction of a painting of Napoleon...This is an illuminating and most engaging book" (Spectator)

"Superb... Strathern tells the appalling tale of the forced marches across endless deserts...with commendable gusto" (Andrew Roberts Sunday Telegraph)

"An ambitious and wonderfully detailed saga" (Financial Times)

"This is popular narrative history at its best" (Independent on Sunday)

From the Publisher:

A new book by the author of the immensely successful The Medici. The extraordinary story of Napoleon's 18-month Egyptian adventure and his dream of world power.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Paul Strathern
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 1844139174 ISBN 13: 9781844139170
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Napoleon s attack on Egypt in 1798 was the first 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. Napoleon s assault was intended to be much more than a colonial adventure, however, 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. Ironically, what these intellectuals discovered in Egypt would transform our knowledge of Western civilization and form the basis of Egyptology. But there were also setbacks. Nelson s destruction of the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile apparently put an end to Napoleon s secret plans to follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and invade India. Napoleon was just twenty-eight when he invaded Egypt and it was an episode which contained in embryo many seminal events of his later career and set the standard for his brilliant, ambitious and ultimately disastrous career. Seller Inventory # AAZ9781844139170

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
12.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Strathern, Paul
ISBN 10: 1844139174 ISBN 13: 9781844139170
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 5547752-n

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
10.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.91
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Paul Strathern
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 1844139174 ISBN 13: 9781844139170
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Napoleon s attack on Egypt in 1798 was the first 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. Napoleon s assault was intended to be much more than a colonial adventure, however, 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. Ironically, what these intellectuals discovered in Egypt would transform our knowledge of Western civilization and form the basis of Egyptology. But there were also setbacks. Nelson s destruction of the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile apparently put an end to Napoleon s secret plans to follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and invade India. Napoleon was just twenty-eight when he invaded Egypt and it was an episode which contained in embryo many seminal events of his later career and set the standard for his brilliant, ambitious and ultimately disastrous career. Seller Inventory # AAZ9781844139170

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
12.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Paul Strathern
Published by Vintage 2008-06-05 (2008)
ISBN 10: 1844139174 ISBN 13: 9781844139170
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 2008-06-05, 2008. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-GRD-00407315

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
10.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Paul Strathern
Published by Vintage (2008)
ISBN 10: 1844139174 ISBN 13: 9781844139170
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0000419714

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
12.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

PAUL STRATHERN
Published by VINTAGE (2008)
ISBN 10: 1844139174 ISBN 13: 9781844139170
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description VINTAGE, 2008. Condition: New. 2008. Paperback. Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 was the first attack on a Middle Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. He was just twenty-eight when he invaded Egypt and it was an episode which contained in embryo many seminal events in his later life. This work looks at his epic military victories and his declaration of himself as emperor. Num Pages: 496 pages, Illustrations (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.). BIC Classification: 1DDF; 1HBE; 3JH; HBJD; HBJH; HBLL; HBWH; JWLF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 32. Weight in Grams: 356. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781844139170

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
14.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

PAUL STRATHERN
Published by VINTAGE
ISBN 10: 1844139174 ISBN 13: 9781844139170
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description VINTAGE. Condition: New. 2008. Paperback. Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 was the first attack on a Middle Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. He was just twenty-eight when he invaded Egypt and it was an episode which contained in embryo many seminal events in his later life. This work looks at his epic military victories and his declaration of himself as emperor. Num Pages: 496 pages, Illustrations (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.). BIC Classification: 1DDF; 1HBE; 3JH; HBJD; HBJH; HBLL; HBWH; JWLF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 32. Weight in Grams: 356. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781844139170

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Paul Strathern
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 1844139174 ISBN 13: 9781844139170
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781844139170

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
9.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Paul Strathern
Published by Vintage (2008)
ISBN 10: 1844139174 ISBN 13: 9781844139170
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2008. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # GH9781844139170

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
13.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.64
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Paul Strathern
ISBN 10: 1844139174 ISBN 13: 9781844139170
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Not Signed; Napoleon's attack on Egypt in 1798 was the first 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. Napoleon's assault was intended to be much more than a colonial adventure, however, book. Seller Inventory # ria9781844139170_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
13.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book