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Table of the landing of Napoleon in Egypt by Les Estains Du Prince, Free Shipping, MSRP ($539.37)



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"""Nothing great is done except in the East. Napoleon

 

After the Italian Campaign, Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris on the 5th of December, 1797, where he was received in triumph. The project of expedition to Egypt had been conceived by Bonaparte on reading a memorandum deposited under Louis XIV. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and tending to form in this country of Africa a colony destined for the warehouse of commerce of France. 'India. He conferred this project with Talleyrand, then Minister of Foreign Relations. Such a project at first appeared more gigantic than reasonable, but the statesmen who dreaded his ambition and rivalry were only anxious to drive him away as much as possible, and on his side he calculated that once he had mastered Egypt would no longer receive orders or instructions, and would act in all sovereignty.

 

The campaign of Egypt lasted from 1798 to 1801. It is coupled with a scientific expedition, many historians, botanists, draftsmen (160 scientists) accompanying the army to rediscover the riches of Egypt. It is sometimes also called expedition of Egypt, when its scientific side, less martial, is considered. The aim is to thwart the British power and control the Mediterranean trade, but also to ""spread the spirit of the Enlightenment, with the sincere desire, to bring science and the arts back to their homeland"".

 

On May 19, 1798, the French Expeditionary Force left Toulon. More than 400 ships take part in this fleet, as well as 40,000 men and 10,000 sailors. Among the faithful lieutenants of Napoleon, we mention Desaix, Kleber, Eugene de Beauharnais, Ganteaume, Decres, the doctor Desgenettes, the surgeon Larrey. Also scientists such as Berthollet, Dolomieu, Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire, Hassenfratz, Jomard, Conte, Monge, Fourier: The fleet first seized Malta on June 11, then landed in Alexandria on July 1.

 

One of the most famous battles of this campaign is the Battle of the Pyramids which takes place on July 21, 1798.

 

Parallel to the military success, however, the greatest contribution of the expedition was to Rosette, July 19, 1799. Soldiers working on the construction of a defense work fortuitously discovered the famous stone. On the huge block of black basalt, the same Ptolemaic decree (196 BC) written in three scripts - hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek - is a true translation manual. It remains to know how to read it. The enigma will be solved twenty-three years later by Jean-François Champollion, who will discover the mystery of hieroglyphs. On the military front, the campaign is complicated. Party to the conquest of Syria, Bonaparte fails in front of Saint-Jean-d'Acre. After two months of siege, he decided to reach France (August 23, 1799), The arrival of the British fleet ahead of Alexandria, March 1, 1801, accelerates the French withdrawal. The English take Rosette (April), then Cairo (June).

 

A quarter of a century later, will see the publication of the Description of Egypt. A monumental work at the origin of a new science: Egyptology. And a book that, in the eyes of history, will turn a failed military invasion into a successful scientific epic."

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