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Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Edward William Lane


This text here contains a hitherto unpublished work by the great nineteenth-century British traveler Edward William Lane (1801–76), a name known to almost everyone in all the many fields of Middle East studies. Lane was the author of a number of highly influential works: An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (1836), his translation of The Thousand and One Nights (1839–41), selections from the Kur-an (1843), and the Arabic–English Lexicon (1863–93). Yet one of his greatest works was never published: after years of labor and despite an enthusiastic reception by the publis ... More

Keywords: Edward William Lane, British traveler, Middle East studies, John Murray, ancient monuments, contemporary life, north Egypt, south Egypt

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9789774245251
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001


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Edward William Lane, author

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