Napoleon’s Middle East Legacy (Project-Syndicate)

Napoleon Bonaparte’s 1798 invasion of Egypt represented the first modern attempt to incorporate an Islamic society into the European fold. Although the expedition was a military fiasco, it left a lasting legacy in the region.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/napoleon-middle-east-legacy-by-alexander-mikaberidze-2020-03

Alexander Mikaberidze, Professor of History at Louisiana State University, Shreveport, is the author, most recently, of The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History.

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