Napoleon and Egyptomania in Tennessee

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Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798-99 was one of many factors that influenced the rise of Egyptomania, a pop-Western fascination with all things Egyptian. Napoleon and Egyptomania in Tennessee examines this trend in the wake of the Napoleon Expedition and how it found its way to Tennessee. Napoleon had brought to Egypt not only his French forces but an army of scholars from many disciplines to document a relatively unknown country. Their observations resulted in the monumental Description de l'egypte, published ...

Napoleon and Egyptomania in Tennessee 2009, University of Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781880174067

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