"Napoleon in Egypt"

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"Napoleon in Egypt"

Post by Winged Isis » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:42 pm

Am currently immersed in this excellent book by Paul Strathern (Pub: Vintage) ISBN 9781844139170.
Am learning fascinating stuff about Egypt in the time of the Mamelukes, the French Revolution and the up-and-coming young Boney.
It's interesting to compare life in Egypt then and now (sadly some things never change).
Will try his "The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance" next.


Carpe diem! :le:

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Post by KJB » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:58 pm

Think I'm mixed up - I read Napoleon's Pyramids and loved it. Its fiction but based on the period when Napoleon came to Egypt as a young man. Sorry for confusing everyone, including myself. :oops:

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:17 pm

No - it is an excellent book, full of intriguing detail - I'm waiting for the sequel to be published.

General Desaix fought a final battle against what was left of the Mameluks near Philae, and ordered a commerative graffito to be carved on Philae temple wall.

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A bit difficult to read though!
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by Winged Isis » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:11 am

KJB: this definitely non-fiction.

Stan: Yes, have photo of this from my first visit. Didn't know there was a sequel! Title?
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