Courrier de l'Égypte

The Courrier de l'Égypte (the Courier of Egypt) was a newspaper used for propaganda purposes during the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt, focusing on the matters of "war, travel stories of many correspondents wandering around Cairo on the lookout for a picturesque scene".[1]

Its first issue was published on 29 August 1798, edited by Joseph Fourier, one of the savants (scientists, engineers, artists and botanists) brought along by Napoleon for the expedition.[2] Many of these savants made up the Institut d'Egypte (Institute of Egypt), from which most of the contributions to the Courrier de l'Égypte were made.[3]

The last issue was published on 20 June 1801, just two and a half months before the end of the campaign.[4]

References

  1. Gilles Kraemer, The French press in the Mediterranean
  2. Paul Strathen - Napoleon in Egypt
  3. Paul Strathen - Napoleon in Egypt
  4. "Cealex.org".
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