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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Edward William Lane


Few works about the Middle East have exerted such wide and long-lasting influence as Edward William Lane’s An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians. First published in 1836, this classic book has never gone out of print, continuously providing material and inspiration for generations of scholars, writers, and travelers, who have praised its comprehensiveness, detail, and perception. Yet the editions in print during most of the twentieth century would not have met Lane’s approval. Lacking parts of Lane’s text and many of his original illustrations (while adding many that we ... More

Keywords: Egyptians, Nineteenth century, Customs, Edward Lane, Middle East

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789774165603
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward William Lane, author

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