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Alexander Mikaberidze

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Napoleon’s Middle East Legacy

Published On: March 17, 2020 09:09 AM NPT By: Alexander Mikaberidze

MANCHESTER – “In the beginning was Napoleon.” So commences the late Thomas Nipperdey’s acclaimed history of nineteenth-century Germany, Germany from Napoleon to Bismarck. But although Nipperdey was referring to Napoleon Bonaparte’s central role in creating modern Europe, in many respects his statement also applies to today’s Middle East.