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Al-Jabarti's Chronicle of Napoleon in Egypt

Al-Jabarti's Chronicle of Napoleon in Egypt - 93 edition

Al-Jabarti's Chronicle of Napoleon in Egypt - 93 edition

ISBN13: 9781558760707

ISBN10: 1558760709

Al-Jabarti
Edition: 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers
Published: 1993
International: No
Al-Jabarti

ISBN13: 9781558760707

ISBN10: 1558760709

Edition: 93

Summary

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.

Author Bio

Al-Jabarti, Abd al Rahman :

Abd al Rahman Al-Jabarti (1754-1825) was a renowned Arab historian and writer. S. Moreh, Hebrew University, is one of the world's leading experts on Arab literature. Robert Tignor, Princeton University, places Jabarti's account in historical context in his introduction.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction by Robert L. Tignor

Al-Jabarti's Chronicle of the First Seven Months of the French Occupation of Egypt, June-December, 1978

Notes on Editing and Translation

The French View of the Events in Egypt: Memoirs by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Private Secretary to General Bonaparte

Orientalism: The Cultural Consequences of the French Preoccupation with Egypt by Edward W. Said

About the Contributors