Description of Egypt by Edward William Lane

Description of Egypt Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia, Made During the Years 1825, -26, -27 and -28 Hardcover Sep 30 2000

By Edward William Lane
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The chronicle of British savant Edward William Lane's first experiences with the Egyptian landscape, its antiquities and its people. Although most Western scholars of the Arab world recognize Lane as one of the great 19th-century scholars of Egypt, few are aware that he initially aspired to follow the artistic path of his great-uncle Thomas Gainsborough. Because of his skill with the camera-lucida, Edward conceived of his "Description" as a rival of the French "Description de l'Egypte" of Napoleon's expedition.

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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
The American University in Cairo Press
Publication date
Sep 30 2000
Language
English
Pages
786
ISBN-13
9789774245251
ISBN-10
9774245253
Weight
1447g
Dimensions
169.0mm x 230.0mm