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Edward William Lane 1801–1876

Jason Thompson

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9789774162879
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970214 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.001.0001
Edward William Lane 1801–1876

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Few Western scholars of the Middle East have exerted such profound influence as Edward William Lane. Lane's Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (1836), which has never gone out of print, remains as a highly authoritative study of Middle Eastern society. His annotated translation of the Arabian Nights (1839–41) retains a devoted readership. Lane's recently recovered and published Description of Egypt (2000) shows that he was a pioneering Egyptologist as well as orientalist. The capstone of his career, the definitive Arabic-English Lexicon (1863–93), is an indispensable reference tool. Yet, despite his extraordinary influence, little was known about Lane and virtually nothing about how he did his work. Now, in this full-length biography, Lane's life and accomplishments are examined in full, including his crucial years of field work in Egypt, revealing the life of a great Victorian scholar and presenting a fascinating episode in east-west encounter, interaction, and representation.

Keywords: Middle East; Edward William Lane; Arabian Nights; Description of Egypt; Egyptologist; Egypt; Arabic-English Lexicon; Victorian scholar; Middle Eastern society

Book.  900 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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A Zealous Attachment in Edward William Lane 1801–1876

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An Eastern Bridegroom in Edward William Lane 1801–1876

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Altogether an Arabian City in Edward William Lane 1801–1876

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Mansur Effendi in Edward William Lane 1801–1876

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A Closer Acquaintance with Cairo in Edward William Lane 1801–1876

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Never a More Happy Time in Edward William Lane 1801–1876

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Life on the Nile in Edward William Lane 1801–1876

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Nubia in Edward William Lane 1801–1876

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