Marcel, Jean-Joseph (1776-1854)

MARCEL, -JOSEPH (1776-1854)

A French Orientalist. He studied under Silvestre de and wrote studies on and on history. He was a member of Napoleon’s in Egypt, of which he wrote a history, and was in charge of the printing press of the French expedition. The Copts remained on the periphery of his work. His occasional statements on them were confined to the modern period.

  • Carré, J. M. Voyageurs et écrivains français en Egypte, 2 vols. Cairo, 1932.
  • Michaud, J. F. Biographie universelle, Vol. 26, pp. 961-63. Paris, 1840.