Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 was the first attack on a Middle Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. With 400 ships and 55,000 men, it was the largest, long-distance seaborne force the world has ever seen. But Napoleon's assault was intended to be much more than a colonial adventure for he took with him more than a hundred scientists, mathematicians, artists and writers - a 'Legion of Culture' for the purpose of bringing Western civilization to 'backward' Egypt. Ironically, what these intellectuals ...

Napoleon in Egypt 2009, Bantam

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Napoleon in Egypt 2008, Bantam, New York, NY

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Napoleon in Egypt 2007, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

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