2 comments on “City of Light, City of Darkness

  1. I obviously wasn’t as clear as I should have been – the presentation is mine, but my interest in the French occupation of Cairo (other than the stark parallels with the US occupation of Baghdad) also arose because, for Edward Said writing in Orientalism, Napoleon’s bloody ‘moment in the sun’ marked the inauguration of a specifically modern form of Orientalism. I’ve written about this in ‘DisOrdering the Orient’ (DOWNLOADS) but the original presentation on Cairo/Baghdad would take some work before I could post it here.

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