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Edward William Lane 1801–1876The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist$
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Jason Thompson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789774162879

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.001.0001

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Mansur Effendi

Mansur Effendi

(p.53) 4 Mansur Effendi
Edward William Lane 1801–1876

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

Edward William Lane has his own inspiration as a reason for coming into Egypt. The zealous attachment to the study of oriental literature and particular desire to render familiarity with the Arabs' language, manners, and their customs were the main reasons for Lane's visit to Egypt. Due to this visit, his language study advanced faster than expected. For him, studying Arabic and learning about Egyptian society were closely entwined processes. Part of Lane's stay in Egypt and having his Egyptian friends created a lot of differences in him as he shrouded another Eastern name, Mansur, generally known as Mansur Effendi. Included as well here are the other sacrifices of Lane for his Egyptian identity, his acquaintances, and Muhammad Ali's regime in Egypt, where he had his views about it.

Keywords:   Edward William Lane, oriental literature, Arabic, customs, Egyptian society, Mansur Effendi, Egypt

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