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

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165603

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.001.0001

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Personal Characteristics, and Dress, of the Muslim Egyptians

Personal Characteristics, and Dress, of the Muslim Egyptians

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Chapter 1 (p.1) Personal Characteristics, and Dress, of the Muslim Egyptians
Source:
An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians
Author(s):

Edward William Lane

Jason Thompson

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0001

This chapter focuses on Cairo, arguing that Muslims are largely Arabian in origin and that Cairo is “the first Arab city of our age,” as one can find there customs from across Arabia, Syria, North Africa, and Turkey and it gives the most complete picture of the civilized classes of the Arabs. However, he does also touch on the Bedouin, Upper Egypt, and the fellaheen. He examines in particular: ethnicity, physical appearance, style of dress among different social classes and for different occasions, and use of veiling and adornment among women.

Keywords:   Muslims, Arabs, Cairo, Social classes, Women, Ethnicity, Physical appearance, Dress, Veiling

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