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Name of Object:

Chateaubriand at the ruins of Carthage


La Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia

Holding Institution:

Institut Supérieur d’Histoire Contemporaine de la Tunisie

 About Higher Institute for the Study of Contemporary History of Tunisia, University of Manouba, La Manouba, Tunis

Date of Object:

19th century


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.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

Chateaubriand, François-René, Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem, Tours, 1876.

Citation of this web page:

Saloua Khadhar Zangar "Chateaubriand at the ruins of Carthage" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2023. https://sharinghistory.museumwnf.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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