An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians by Edward William Lane

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians Written in Egypt during the Years 1833, -34, and -35, Partly from Notes Made during a Former Visit to that Country in the Years 1825, -26, -27 and -28 Paperback Feb 21 2013

By Edward William Lane
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Edward William Lane (1801-76) published this work in two volumes in 1836. Resident in the country for many years, and fluent in Arabic, he devoted his life's study to Egypt. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Institut de France, Lane translated One Thousand and One Nights and selections from the Koran. His major work was an Arabic-English lexicon; a monumental undertaking, he was working on the sixth volume when he died. Volume 1 of Modern Egyptians offers detailed accounts of climate, housing, education and domestic life. It also looks at the country's systems of religion, law and government, and examines language, literature, sciences and magic. A bestseller in its own day, this well-illustrated work remains a key text for students of nineteenth-century Egypt and the Arab world.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication date
Feb 21 2013
Language
English
Pages
464
ISBN-13
9781108055239
ISBN-10
1108055230
Weight
590g
Dimensions
140.0mm x 216.0mm