Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt [PDF / EPUB] Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt In 1798 Napoleon Bonaparte led an army of 30000 soldiers into Egypt But along with this show of military might Napoleon also brought along an intellectual corps 151 of Europe's greatest scientists mat In Napoleon Bonaparte led an army of Scientists and MOBI î soldiers into Egypt But along with this show of military might Napoleon also brought along an intellectual corps of Europe's greatest scientists mathematicians engineers and artists More than half of the group would not make it back home felled by the ravages of war or disease But those who survived made remarkable discoveries and re introduced the world to one of history's greatest culturesIn Mirage Nina Burleigh brings to life Egypt's first archeological expedition Braving hunger hardship and disease Napoleon's savants discovered the Rosetta Mirage: Napoleon's Kindle - Stone which decoded the hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt explored the Great Pyramids and ultimately produced The Description of Egypt an ambitious encyclopedia that would influence scientists and historians throughout the th CenturyNina Burleigh is a critically acclaimed writer whose books include The Stranger and the Statesman and A Very Private Woman The Life and Unsolved Murder of Mary Meyer A noted journalist her articles have appeared in TIME the Washington Post New York Magazine the New York Observer Salon Elle Mirabella Redbook Jane Spy Regardie's Chicago Tribune George and many other publications She currently lives Napoleon's Scientists and PDF É in Paris and New York with her husband Erik Freeland a photographer and their son FelixA fascinating read about an extraordinary time and place in world history San Francisco ChronicleIn Napoleon Bonaparte led an army of soldiers into Egypt But along with this show of military might Napoleon also brought along an intellectual corps of Europe's greatest scientists mathematicians engineers and artists More than half of the group would not make it back home felled by the ravages of war or disease But those who survived made remarkable discoveries and re introduced Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling PDF or the world to one of history's greatest cultures In Mirage Nina Burleigh brings to life Egypt's first archeological expedition Braving hunger hardship and disease Napoleon's savants discovered the Rosetta Stone which decoded the hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt explored the Great Pyramids and ultimately produced The Description of Egypt an ambitious encyclopedia that would influence scientists and historians throughout the th Century Nina Burleigh is a critically acclaimed writer whose books include The Stranger and the Statesman and A Very Private Woman The Life and Unsolved Murder of Mary Meyer A noted journalist her articles have appeared in TIME the Washington Post New York Magazine the New York Observer Salon Elle Mirabella Redbook Jane Spy Regardie's Chicago Tribune George and many other publications She currently lives in Paris and New York with her husband Erik Freeland a photographer and their son Felix A fascinating read about an extraordinary time and place in world history San Francisco ChronicleIn Napoleon Bonaparte led an army of soldiers into Egypt But along with this show of military might Napoleon also brought along an intellectual corps of Europe's greatest scientists mathematicians engineers and artists More than half of the group would not make it back home felled by the ravages of war or disease But those who survived made remarkable discoveries and re introduced the world to one of history's greatest cultures In Mirage Nina Burleigh brings to life Egypt's first archeological expedition Braving hunger hardship and disease Napoleon's savants discovered the Rosetta Stone which decoded the hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt explored the Great Pyramids and ultimately produced The Description of Egypt an ambitious encyclopedia that would influence scientists and historians throughout the th Century Nina Burleigh is a critically acclaimed writer whose books include The Stranger and the Statesman and A Very Private Woman The Life and Unsolved Murder of Mary Meyer A noted journalist her articles have appeared in TIME the Washington Post New York Magazine the New York Observer Salon Elle Mirabella Redbook Jane Spy Regardie's Chicago Tribune George and many other publications She currently lives in Paris and New York with her husband Erik Freeland a photographer and their son Felix A fascinating read about an extraordinary time and place in world history San Francisco Chronicle.


5 thoughts on “Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

  1. says:

    A thoroughly engrossing thoroughly fascinating account account of Napoleon's disastrous and ill conceived campaign to conuer Egyptand pre empt British influence in the area What set this invasion apart was Napoleon's decision to bring some 250 'savants' or scholars in various fields with the invading forceto document the wonders of Egypt from its flora and fauna to its monuments and geography The stories of these amazing menand their dedication and accomplishments are truly inspiring The French discovery of the Rosetta stone and its subseuent forced relinuishment to the British and the story of the subseuent ravaging of Egypt's treasures are additional pieces of history well covered that you don't want to miss A masterful book that I could not put down


  2. says:

    Fascinating subject matter but not well written


  3. says:

    Interesting bookSeveral reviewers have panned this workI'm not hung up on the absolute historical correctness of all the boo boo's Napoleon made in EgyptI like the emphasis on the characters the big N took with himSince there is no test at the end of the book or a professor to please this makes for an easyinteresting casual readI can't vouch for all the negative review points being made and really don't careT 'savants' he took are an interesting and are about what one would expect of 'scientist types' from that eraWorth reading if you don't want a text book version of the Invasion of Egypt


  4. says:

    I'm interested in the archaeological side of Napoleon's expedition and having seen copies of the Description de l'Egypt I was interested in the men behind that Nina's book was wonderfully interesting to read though in fact not a lot about the archaeology and site visits themselves Fascinating to read behinds the scenes and what these artists and scientists coped with on their visit Am looking forward to reading some of the books in her bibliography


  5. says:

    Very well researched and written Excellent reading for the ordinary reader as well as for historians interested in that particular subject


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