The boundaries of Orientalism, on this occasion, were literally policed by the intervention of the state and its agents. There are wider questions to be asked about cultural politics during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte. The nature of intellectual practice and its relation to the state had changed with the transformation of political structures. Ellious Bocthor had to learn a new way of positioning himself within a cultural politics of an Orientalism that was itself in conflict over the response to modernizing intellectual practice. However, most of all Bocthor had to adjust himself to the structures of the Napoleonic imperial state. This chapter argues that the bounds of cosmopolitanism were not simply enforced through a set of internal regularities proper to Orientalist representations, but by a more complex field of ideas and practices in the wider context of Napoleonic Europe.
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