Napoleon in Egypt Essay | Napoleon in Egypt

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of Napoleon in Egypt.
This section contains 1,087 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Napoleon in Egypt

Napoleon in Egypt

Summary: Reviews Al-Jabarti's Chronicles of the French Occupation, Napoleon's time in Egypt. Focuses on the perspective of which it is written and the cultural bias.
When first looking at the Chronicle of the French Occupation, it looks as if it is merely a depiction of Napoleon's time in Egypt, however there is much more to this article than meets the eye. The article being written by an Egyptian and not a European provides an alternative viewpoint to the events that happened in Egypt as opposed to the accounts that have been read and taught by Europeans. Although the article is a different perspective it does show strong cultural bias and ethnocentrism towards the French people from the eyes of the Egyptians. The article shows bias in the tone it is written, the unkindness used to mock the French and the incomplete tales of the battles that took place.

The writings of Al-Jabarti show significance cultural bias in many forms, first being the way in which he describes the French. Al-Jabarti describes the...

(read more)

This section contains 1,087 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Napoleon in Egypt
Copyrights
BookRags Student Essays
Napoleon in Egypt from BookRags Student Essays. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook