Book Discussion on Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East

Juan Cole talked about his book, Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East, published by Palgrave Macmillan. In his book he… read more

Juan Cole talked about his book, Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East, published by Palgrave Macmillan. In his book he recounts Napoleon’s attempt to acquire Egypt as a French colony in 1789. The author reports that the initial incursion was successful, however, over time the Egyptians formed a resistance that depleted French control. He discussed the relevance and lessons of Napoleon’s expedition in Egypt to the current American occupation of Iraq. Steve Clemons offered comments and moderated the discussion. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Steven C. Clemons Senior Fellow and Director New America Foundation->American Strategy Program
  • Juan R. I. Cole Professor University of Michigan->History Department

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Book Discussion on Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 9, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 16, 2008

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  • Sep 09, 2007 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 08, 2007 | 2:57pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 15, 2008 | 10:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 16, 2008 | 4:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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