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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

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
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108055253

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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.

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    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108055253
    • dimensions: 218 x 150 x 56 mm
    • weight: 1.164kg
    • contains: 107 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Personal characteristics and dress of the Mooslim Egyptians
    2. Infancy and early education
    3. Religion and laws
    4. Government
    5. Domestic life
    6. Domestic life (cont.)
    7. Domestic life (cont.)
    8. Common usages of society
    9. Language, literature, and science
    10. Superstitions
    11. Superstitions (cont.)
    12. Magic, astrology, and alchymy
    13. Character. Volume 2:
    1. Industry
    2. Use of tobacco, coffee, hemp, opium, etc.
    3. The bath
    4. Games
    5. Music
    6. Public dancers
    7. Serpent-charmers, and performers of legerdemain tricks, etc.
    8. Public recitations of romances
    9. Public recitations of romances (cont.)
    10. Public recitations of romances (cont.)
    11. Periodical public festivals, etc.
    12. Periodical public festivals, etc. (cont.)
    13. Periodical public festivals, etc. (cont.)
    14. Private festivities, etc.
    15. Death, and funeral rites

  • Author

    Edward William Lane

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