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dc.contributor.advisorZiskin, Rochelleeng
dc.contributor.authorWeiser, Abby Brianneeng
dc.contributor.sponsorArt and Art History
dc.coverage.spatialEgypteng
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.date.submitted2013 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on August 28, 2014eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Rochelle Ziskineng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (pages 120-123)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M. A.)--College of Arts and Sciences. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2013eng
dc.description.abstractThe reign of Napoleon Bonaparte was one of military glory, both real and imagined. In this thesis, I examine the promotion of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign (1798-1801), perhaps the most disastrous episode of his military career. Nonetheless, he commissioned paintings in honor of the expedition. I examine some of them, focusing on the propaganda tactics deployed. I then consider how these strategies were applied to the Description de l'Égypte, the publication dedicated to the Egyptian campaign. I then explore the promotion of the expedition in the areas of architecture, interior furnishings and the decorative arts. I examine the selection of sources from ancient Rome and Egypt, exploring in particular interiors by Napoleon's lead architects Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine. Finally, I examine the decorative arts commemorating the Egyptian campaign, analyzing the influence of the publication Description de l'Égypte. My contribution to this thesis is the expansion of the realm of inquiry to include paintings, architecture, urbanism, interior décor and decorative arts providing new insights into a project of propaganda which surpassed even the most powerful monarch Louis XIV.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Arts and Sciences
dc.description.tableofcontentsAbstract -- List of illustrations -- Introduction -- The Paintings of Bonaparte's military exploits in Egypt and Syria -- The Empire style: Egyptian and imperial themes in architecture, interiors, and the decorative arts -- Conclusion -- Illustrations -- Bibliographyeng
dc.description.versionmonographic
dc.format.extentx, 124 pageseng
dc.format.mediumtext
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/43702eng
dc.languageEnglish
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dc.rightsOpen Access (fully available)
dc.rights.holderCopyright retained by author
dc.subject.lcshTheater -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshTheater -- Egypt -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshPerforming arts -- Egypt -- Historyeng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Art and art historyeng
dc.titleEgypt, the Fictive Theater of Napoleon's Glory: A Celebration of the Egyptian Campaign in Paintings, Architecture, and Decorative Artseng
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.genreGraduate
thesis.degree.disciplineArt and Art History (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameMA (Master of Arts)eng


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