The Conquest of Egypt and its Results

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Third edition

Published in print June 1998 | ISBN: 9780192880536
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670596 | DOI:
The Conquest of Egypt and its Results

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Over the first fourteen months after he had landed in November 1799 on the south coast, Napoleon Bonaparte was able to establish himself as the leader of France, bring an end to the rebellion in the Vendée, initiate a new constitution and various economic reforms, and start the foundations for a new legal system. Aside from Turkey and Britain, Bonaparte prevailed over countries that initially opposed France. In January 1801 he tried to focus more on the troops in Egypt and was able to send reinforcements for the force at Toulon by giving authority to Admiral Anteaume. As the British allies were soon on a decline, the British forces opted to proceed with preparations for their expedition to Egypt. This chapter investigates the measures, events, and results brought about by the conquest of Egypt.

Keywords: Napoleon Bonaparte; France; Egypt; British allies; British forces; conquest; expedition

Chapter.  2425 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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