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[SR: 990891], Paperback, [EAN: 9780060597689], Harper Perennial, Harper Perennial, Book, [PU: Harper Perennial], 2008-12-09, Harper Perennial, Two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared to traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. But in 1798, more than 150 French engineers, artists, doctors, and scientists—even a poet and a musicologist—traveled to the Nile Valley under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte and his invading army. Hazarding hunger, hardship, uncertainty, and disease, Napoleon's "savants" risked their lives in pursuit of discovery. The first large-scale interaction between Europeans and Muslims in the modern era, the audacious expedition was both a triumph and a disaster, resulting in finds of immense historical and scientific importance (including the ruins of the colossal pyramids and the Rosetta Stone) and in countless tragic deaths through plague, privation, madness, or violence.Acclaimed journalist Nina Burleigh brings readers back to the landmark adventure at the dawn of the modern era that ultimately revealed the deepest secrets of ancient Egypt to a curious contin, 9692508011, France, 9681299011, Europe, 2376, Historical, 2, Biographies & Memoirs, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 9692520011, Middle East, 2376, Historical, 2, Biographies & Memoirs, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 2427, Social Scientists & Psychologists, 2419, Professionals & Academics, 2, Biographies & Memoirs, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 4952, France, 4935, Europe, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 4997, Egypt, 4995, Middle East, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 5017, Napoleonic Wars, 5011, Military, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 3825131, Expeditions & Discoveries, 5035, World, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 11242, Archaeology, 3377866011, Politics & Social Sciences, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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[SR: 990891], Paperback, [EAN: 9780060597689], Harper Perennial, Harper Perennial, Book, [PU: Harper Perennial], 2008-12-09, Harper Perennial, Two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared to traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. But in 1798, more than 150 French engineers, artists, doctors, and scientists—even a poet and a musicologist—traveled to the Nile Valley under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte and his invading army. Hazarding hunger, hardship, uncertainty, and disease, Napoleon's "savants" risked their lives in pursuit of discovery. The first large-scale interaction between Europeans and Muslims in the modern era, the audacious expedition was both a triumph and a disaster, resulting in finds of immense historical and scientific importance (including the ruins of the colossal pyramids and the Rosetta Stone) and in countless tragic deaths through plague, privation, madness, or violence.Acclaimed journalist Nina Burleigh brings readers back to the landmark adventure at the dawn of the modern era that ultimately revealed the deepest secrets of ancient Egypt to a curious contin, 9692508011, France, 9681299011, Europe, 2376, Historical, 2, Biographies & Memoirs, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 9692520011, Middle East, 2376, Historical, 2, Biographies & Memoirs, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 2427, Social Scientists & Psychologists, 2419, Professionals & Academics, 2, Biographies & Memoirs, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 4952, France, 4935, Europe, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 4997, Egypt, 4995, Middle East, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 5017, Napoleonic Wars, 5011, Military, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 3825131, Expeditions & Discoveries, 5035, World, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 11242, Archaeology, 3377866011, Politics & Social Sciences, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
Author:

Burleigh, Nina

Title:

Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

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0060597682

The author of "The Stranger and the Statesman" reveals the true story of the birth of Egyptology, witnessed through the experiences of Napoleon and his men who undertook the world's first archaeological dig in Egypt.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780060597689
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0060597682
Paperback
Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: PERENNIAL
286 Pages
Weight: 0,243 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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