An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians 2 Volume Set: 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

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians 2 Volume Set: 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

by Edward William Lane
     
 

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;

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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, domestic life, religion, law, government, language, literature, sciences and magic. Volume 2 focuses principally upon Cairo's vibrant public space, covering drug use, games, street music and dancers, among much else. A bestseller in its own day, this well-illustrated work remains a key text for students of nineteenth-century Egypt and the Arab world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108055253
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
910
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 2.20(d)

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