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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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Common Usages of Society

Common Usages of Society

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(p.163) Chapter 8 Common Usages of Society
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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians
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Edward William Lane

Jason Thompson

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0008

This chapter about social interaction and manners starts by pointing to the separation of the sexes but the intermingling of different classes for both men and women. It then turns to specific modes of expression and language—different forms of address, salutation, and greeting—and how and when they are used and by whom. This covers questions of class, religion, politeness, and custom.

Keywords:   Social interaction, Forms of address, Modes of expression, Language, Custom, Religion, Politeness

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