Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (E–pub/E–book) · Nina Burleigh


  • Hardcover
  • 286
  • Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
  • Nina Burleigh
  • English
  • 06 June 2020
  • 9780060597672

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    characters Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (E–pub/E–book) · Nina Burleigh Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh In 1798 the young French Republic is at war with just about everyone in Europe who doesn’t want the French brand of revolution to spread The nation needs a victory somewhere and Napoleon never one to pass up an opportunity decides to take the French Army to Egypt to secure a base by which grow an empireIn addition to ships and men to mount this expedition Napoleon takes a group of 150 scientists along to document this strange l

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    Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (E–pub/E–book) · Nina Burleigh Nina Burleigh ✓ 5 Free read Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh The stories recounted in this book are fascinating and it's sobering to realize how readily men's lives were thrown away because of Napoleon's delusions I found the author's style sensationalist at times She was also occasionally incorrect with small details As an art historian the one that leapt out to me was her discussion of a famous painting of Napoleon at Jaffa as by Jacues Louis David The painting in uestion is b

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    Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (E–pub/E–book) · Nina Burleigh Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh Napoleon’s core of scientific adventurers in Egypt is arguably the greatest singular event to straddle those two reductive “Ages” of European history—ie the Enlightenment and the Romantic It is also a complete disaster What a ride Of course Mirage is great as an audiobook for road trips bc the actor takes relish with all those French names I mean relish in the most literal senseWith a few tweaks Mirag

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    characters Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (E–pub/E–book) · Nina Burleigh Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh An interesting but poorly organized account of Napoleon's ill conceived invasion of Egypt While the subject matter was interesting and the prose engaging the author freuently repeated herself and many tidbits of information were repeated almost verbatim in several chapters There was an attempt I think to find a satisfying middle ground betwe

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    Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh Nina Burleigh ✓ 5 Free read Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (E–pub/E–book) · Nina Burleigh At the end of the 18th century France eager to establish itself as a colonial power on a par with its neighbor and rival Eng

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    Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (E–pub/E–book) · Nina Burleigh Nina Burleigh ✓ 5 Free read characters Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt I found this to be a great introduction into the scientific and political climate of the time period I had no real knowledge of what Egypt was like at this time so I was particularly interested in how the people lived and how the soldiers and

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    Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (E–pub/E–book) · Nina Burleigh Despite what I do for a living I get easily bored with history books Not this one A great cast of characters and a great setting It answered one of my biggest uestions as a tourist to the British Museum how did the

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    characters Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt Nina Burleigh ✓ 5 Free read Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh I really don't like Napoleon

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    Nina Burleigh ✓ 5 Free read Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (E–pub/E–book) · Nina Burleigh I wanted to like this book than I did It's filled with colorful characters adrift in unfamiliar surroundings forced to improvise explore and

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    characters Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (E–pub/E–book) · Nina Burleigh Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh Very disappointing This book is about the scientists and scholars that accompanied Napoleon in his uest to invade Egypt in 1798 not about the invasion itselfSadly the author has a typical orientalist view of the French invasion or expedition to Egypt According to her the French regardless of all their crimes and

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Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

Free download Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt 105 Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh Nina Burleigh ✓ 5 Free read F their laboratories studios and classrooms to embark on a thirty day crossing into the unknown some never to see French shores again Over 150 astronomers mathematicians naturalists physicists doctors chemists engineers botanists artists even a poet and a musicologist accompanied Napoleon's troops into Egypt Carrying pencils instead of swords specimen jars instead of field guns these highly accomplished men participated in the first large scale interaction between Europeans and Muslims of the modern era And many lived to tell the taleHazarding hunger hardship uncertainty and disease Napoleon's scientists risked their lives in pursuit of discovery They approached the land not as colonizers but as experts in their fields of scholarship meticulously categorizing and collecting thei. At the end of the 18th century France eager to establish itself as a colonial power on a par with its neighbor and rival England sent General and celebrity Napoleon at the head of an army to Egypt to secure the land At the time Egypt was a legendary place Like any territory hovering at the edge of reason all sorts of mythical attributes were assigned to it Hieroglyphics were than words they were magical writingAlong with the army a select force of the best french students scientists and teachers was sent to document the land pragmatically they were also to devise the means by which France could enforce its way of living in a novel terrain amidst a foreign peopleIn brief things didn t turn out so well The desert brutalized the unaccustomed soldiers and savants the natives were not well subjugated the English had the military advantage and the Black Plague decimated the occupier s ranks Napoleon left in disgrace leaving those he left behind to suffer the reality of France s folly yet managed to translate his disgrace into victory once back in FranceUsing this as a backdrop Mirage explores the stories of the talented intellectuals who made that historic journey They opened Egypt to western society cataloging ruins and mummies flora and fauna and unearthing what became key to later unlocking the real and non magical meaning of Hieroglyphics the Rosetta Stone Ironically enough the Rosetta Stone now 20009 sits in the British Museum as it was captured by the English shortly after its discovery by the French After contact French society became enamoured of things Egyptian so too the indigenous of Egypt began to rediscover the value of the ruins they occupied and stopped using them only as convenient places to dump garbage and bodies or sources of building materials So too was it that modern archaeology began and with it the looting of ancient artefacts and relicsAs I see it there are two main themes in this history that of the intellectual s compromise with power and the often painful chaos that accompanies great transitions General Napoleon left Egypt to later become Emperor student savants came to Egypt boys and returned as men the Revolution in France crested and the Age of Reason gave way to the Romantic Era With belly usually full and mind not occupied on mere survival the intellectual is empowered to critiue the cruelty of the system that makes possible their lives A soldier s honor is steeped in pain of rulers even the best must come to terms with the blood shed at their behest the myth of peace No savant will ever abolish suffering what then are the angels of their enterpriseThank you GoodReads for the spellcheck otherwise this review would have been marred by some cat named Napolean

Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh

Free download Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt 105 Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh Nina Burleigh ✓ 5 Free read Little than two hundred years ago only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared traverse the unmapped territory of the modern day Middle East Its history and peoples were the subject of much myth and speculation and no region aroused greater interest than Egypt where reports of mysterious monuments inscrutable hieroglyphics rare silks and spices and rumors of lost magical knowledge tantalized dreamers and taunted the power hungryIt was not until 1798 when an unlikely band of scientific explorers traveled from Paris to the Nile Valley that Westerners received their first real glimpse of what lay beyond the Mediterranean SeaUnder the command of Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Army a small and little known corps of Paris's brightest intellectual lights left the safety o. Napoleon s core of scientific adventurers in Egypt is arguably the greatest singular event to straddle those two reductive Ages of European history ie the Enlightenment and the Romantic It is also a complete disaster What a ride Of course Mirage is great as an audiobook for road trips bc the actor takes relish with all those French names I mean relish in the most literal senseWith a few tweaks Mirage would also serve well as a turn based strategy game I m thinking Risk meets Oregon Trail of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium fame Your Engineers capture Hathor Temple Retrieve Dendera zodiac Skill points needed 15 You don t have enough points Send to Cairo for EngineersAttack Marmaduke HordeFight points needed 64You don t have enough pointsYour bones shall add sands unto the desert

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Free download Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt 105 Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Nina Burleigh Nina Burleigh ✓ 5 Free read R finds from the ruins of the colossal pyramids to the smallest insects to the legendary Rosetta StoneThose who survived the three year expedition compiled an exhaustive encyclopedia of Egypt twenty three volumes in length which secured their place in history as the world's earliest known archaeologists Unraveling the mysteries that had befuddled Europeans for centuries Napoleon's scientists were the first to document the astonishing accomplishments of a lost civilization before the dark shadow of empire building took Africa and the Middle East by stormInternationally acclaimed journalist Nina Burleigh brings readers back to a little known landmark adventure at the dawn of the modern era one that ultimately revealed the deepest secrets of ancient Egypt to a very curious continen. I wanted to like this book than I did It s filled with colorful characters adrift in unfamiliar surroundings forced to improvise explore and keep from turning on each other Juicy anecdotes abound and the writing is smooth and engaging The narrative moves along efficiently balancing portraits of individual scientists with a broader account of the French expedition to Egypt In the end though the details never seemed to fully cohere into an argument for the significance of the French scholars activities of why or how the expedition should figure in our understanding of later developments Additionally we don t get a sense of how the events in Egypt might shed light on the normal scientific practices and assumptions of Napoleonic France or of the responses to French science from Muslim thinkers This is a pleasant read but it leaves the reader wanting something substantial