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Edward William Lane 1801–1876
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Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Jason Thompson

Abstract

Few Western scholars of the Middle East have exerted such profound influence as Edward William Lane. Lane's Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (1836), which has never gone out of print, remains as a highly authoritative study of Middle Eastern society. His annotated translation of the Arabian Nights (1839–41) retains a devoted readership. Lane's recently recovered and published Description of Egypt (2000) shows that he was a pioneering Egyptologist as well as orientalist. The capstone of his career, the definitive Arabic-English Lexicon (1863–93), is an indispensable re ... More

Keywords: Middle East, Edward William Lane, Arabian Nights, Description of Egypt, Egyptologist, Egypt, Arabic-English Lexicon, Victorian scholar, Middle Eastern society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789774162879
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Thompson, author