Napoleon In Egypt
'The Greatest Glory'
by Paul Strathern
Jonathan Cape, 2007, colour plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9780224076814
As New Condition
'Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 was the first attack on a Middle-Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. With 335 ships and 40,000 men, it was the largest long-distance seaborne force that world had ever seen. But Napoleon's assault was intended to be much more than a colonial adventure, for he took with him over one hundred and fifty scientists, mathematicians, artists and writers - a 'Legion of Culture' - with a view to bringing Western civilisation to 'backward' Egypt.'