Chateaubriand at the ruins of Carthage
La Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia
Institut Supérieur d’Histoire Contemporaine de la Tunisie
This engraving of the French poet René de Chateaubriand shows him sitting on a hill facing the sea, surrounded by the ruins of Carthage. Fascinated by Didon's city and its glorious past, the poet visited Carthage in January 1807, and recorded his observations in his book entitled Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem et de Jérusalem à Paris en Allant par la Grèce, en Revenant par l’Egypte, published in Paris in 1811 by Lenormant, in three volumes.
Chateaubriand, François-René, Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem, Tours, 1876.
Saloua Khadhar Zangar "Chateaubriand at the ruins of Carthage" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;tn;88;en
Prepared by: Saloua Khadhar Zangar
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin
MWNF Working Number: TN 090
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