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Lesseps, Ferdinand de 1805-1894

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Works: 452 works in 1,085 publications in 7 languages and 9,965 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Privileges and immunities  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Recipient, Signer, Dedicatee, Honoree, Correspondent, Cartographer
Classifications: TC791, 926.2
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The Suez canal; letters and documents descriptive of its rise and progress in 1854-1856 by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

33 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1850s the French diplomat and engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805-1894) revived earlier French plans to build a canal through the Isthmus of Suez. He saw the immense benefits such a canal would bring, reducing by 3000 miles the distance by sea between Bombay and London, and he was instrumental in its successful completion. These letters, published in this English translation in 1876, show how De Lesseps persuaded the Viceroy of Egypt to allow construction, and how he overcame opposition from Britain and Turkey. Letters to the Viceroy, Emperor Napoleon III, Members of Parliament, diplomats, and politicians throughout Europe, together with more personal letters to his wife, all illustrate his resolute determination to see his project succeed. This is an invaluable source, not only on the canal, but also on the politics of the major powers and European attitudes towards the Middle East and its people
Percement de l'isthme de Suez. Exposé et documents officiels by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

13 editions published between 1855 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Percement de l'isthme de Suez by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

21 editions published between 1855 and 1857 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set contains the full history and preliminaries of the building of the Suez Canal
Lettres, journal et documents pour servir à l'histoire du canal de Suez (1854, 1855, 1856) by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

in Latin and French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entstehung des Suezkanals by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

9 editions published between 1888 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ma mission á Rome mai 1849 : mémoire présenté au Conseil d'État by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

27 editions published in 1849 in French and Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treats of his mission to Rome as representative of France for the restoration of Pope Pius IX
Recollections of forty years by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

7 editions published between 1887 and 1970 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French diplomat and engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805-1894) was instrumental in the successful completion of the Suez Canal, which reduced by 3000 miles the distance by sea between Bombay and London. This two-volume memoir, written towards the end of his life and dedicated to his children, was published in this English translation in 1887. In it, de Lesseps describes his experiences in Europe and North Africa. He includes reflections on European and colonial history and politics, an essay on steam power, and a report on the 1879 Paris conference that led to a controversial and abortive early attempt by a French company to build the Panama Canal. Volume 2 focuses on the Suez project, quoting extensively from de Lesseps' correspondence, and also contains facts and figures relating to the 'interoceanic canal', political essays, and the speeches for his inauguration into the Académie française
Lettres, journal et documents pour servir à l'histoire du canal de Suez by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Percement de l'isthme de Suez by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

23 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origines du Canal de Suez by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

22 editions published between 1863 and 1986 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The isthmus of Suez question by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

9 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inquiry into the opinions of the commercial classes of Great Britain on the Suez ship canal by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

13 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Suez canal; a personal narrative by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

10 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1850s the French diplomat and engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805-1894) revived earlier French plans to build a canal through the Isthmus of Suez, and, thanks to his good relations with the Viceroy of Egypt, won approval for the project in the face of British and Turkish opposition. This 1870 lecture reveals de Lesseps' enchantment with the desert and its people, his determination to complete the canal, and his annoyance at British antagonism. By 1875, when this English translation by Sir Henry Wolff was published, the canal had been open for six years and the British position had shifted dramatically. The government bought Egypt's shares in the Canal Company, and Wolff was chosen by Disraeli to speak in Parliament in support of the purchase. De Lessep's book remains an invaluable source on the canal, the politics of the major powers, and European attitudes towards the Middle East
Question de canal de Suez by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

11 editions published between 1860 and 1869 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypte et Turquie by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

11 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vierzig Jahre Erinnerungen by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

5 editions published in 1888 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections of forty years by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

14 editions published in 1887 in 4 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New facts and figures relative to the Isthmus of Suez Canal by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

7 editions published between 1856 and 1896 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réponse de m. F. de Lesseps au Ministère et au Conseil d'état, août 1849 by Ferdinand de Lesseps( Book )

7 editions published in 1849 in French and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Suez canal; letters and documents descriptive of its rise and progress in 1854-1856
Alternative Names
De Lesseps, Ferdinand.

De Lesseps, Ferdinand 1805-1894

De Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie 1805-1894

Ferdinand de Leseps

Ferdinand de Lesseps diplomate et entrepreneur français surtout connu pour avoir fait construire le canal de Suez

Ferdinand de Lesseps Diplomàtic i empresari francès, promotor del Canal de Suez

Ferdinand de Lesseps diplomatico e imprenditore francese

Ferdinand de Lesseps dyplomata i przedsiębiorca francuski, inicjator budowy Kanału Sueskiego i Kanału Panamskiego

Ferdinand de Lesseps francia mérnök, diplomata

Ferdinand de Lesseps Frans diplomaat

Ferdinand de Lesseps französischer Diplomat und Erbauer des Sueskanals

Ferdinand de Lesseps French diplomat and entrepreneur, developer of the Suez Canal

Ferdinand Lesseps

Ferdinand Marie De Lesseps francouzský diplomat, stavitel Suezského kanálu

Ferdinand Marie Lesseps

Ferdinands de Lesepss

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Lesseps F.

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Lisibs, Fardīnān dī 1805-1894

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Von Lesseps, Ferdinand 1805-1894

Φερδινάνδος Λεσσέψ

Лессепс, Фердинанд де

Лессепс, Фердинанд Де 1805-1894

Фердинанд де Лесепс

Фердинанд де Лессепс

דה לספס, פרדיננד 1805-1894

דע לעסעפס, פערדינאנד 1805-1894

לספס, פרדיננד דה 1805-1894

לעסעפס, פערדינאנד דע 1805-1894

פרדיננד דה לספס

دي ليسبس، فيرديناند، 1805-1894

فرديناد ديليسبس

فرديناند دي لسبس

فردینان دو لیسپس

فيرديناند ديليسبس، 1805-1894

ليسبس، فيرديناند دي، 1805-1894

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Languages
French (169)

English (140)

German (23)

Italian (10)

Japanese (2)

Latin (2)

Spanish (1)

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The history of the Suez canal; a personal narrative