An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians: Written in Egypt during the Years 1833, -34, and -35, Partly from Notes Made during a Former Visit to that Country in the Years 1825, -26, -27 and -28 by Edward William Lane (Paperback, 2013)
Published in 1836, this two-volume work describes Egypt's climate, politics, religion, street life and customs in the 1830s.
Edward William Lane (1801-76), a name known to almost everyone in all the many fields of Middle East studies, 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). In 2000, his long-forgotten manuscript Description of Egypt was published for the first time by the AUC Press. Jason Thompson is currently a visiting professor at Bates College. He is the editor of Lane's Description of Egypt (AUC Press, 2000) and the author of A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present ( AUC Press, 2008) and Edward William Lane, 1801-76 ( AUC Press, 2010).
Edward William Lane
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society