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Prologue

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876

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/9789774162879.003.0001
Prologue

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Observing “the life of a great scholar that should not be suffered to pass away into forgetfulness” is the main rationale of this brief journal written by Stanley Lane-Poole about his uncle, Edward William Lane. Edward William Lane is a British orientalist, translator and lexicographer. Most of his influential and widely cited works involve the history of Middle East studies. However, Lane-Poole did not write this for his uncle's scholarly reputation; instead, he wanted to keep the memory of Lane. Moreover, this book's structure is presented in a narrative biography form that is supported by other outlines of inquiry and prosopography.

Keywords: Stanley Lane-Poole; Edward William Lane; orientalist; translator; lexicographer; biography; prosopography; Middle East studies

Chapter.  2309 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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