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The East in representations of Napoleon’s soldiers: from Egypt to Russia

Promyslov Nikolai, Prousskaïa Evguenia

   By the end of XVIIIth century Russia and Arab-Ottoman lands were the front line of European intellectual developing of the world. Both Egypt, and Russia seemed wild orient countries which had number of characteristic features of the barbarous world. The machine of propaganda created in France at a turn of XVIII–XIX centuries, helped to diffuse and fixe in wider part of society of steady stereotypes of perception about Egypt and Russia which survived for a long time.

Keywords: history, Napoleon’s Russian campaign of 1812, Bonaparte’s Egypt campaign, image studies, orientalism.
Link: Promyslov N., Prousskaïa E. The East in representations of Napoleon’s soldiers: from Egypt to Russia // Annuaire d'études françaises 2013: "La campagne russe" de Napoléon : événements, images, mémoire / Annual of French Studies 2013, The Russian campaign of Napoleon : events, images, memory.М. P. 127-143.