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Never a More Happy Time

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/9789774162879.003.0007
Never a More Happy Time

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Edward William Lane's artistic training made him access the most of the opportunity, wherein he could easily assess the various media and techniques of the ancient artists. While the different plateaus, which were not really visible to Lane, were the ones he chose for his habitat, he saw most clearly what he called New Kingdom because of its recent abundance. Different conflicts about Lane's stay in Egypt have been one of the issues here. Moreover, Lane had critical good sense to ignore the Hermetic texts attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. Also, his reputation as a pioneering Egyptologist had been established and made him marked as an orientalist due to his inevitable assessment of Egypt's modern inhabitants. In addition, Lane examined the two most important French works to appear about Egypt during the eighteenth century.

Keywords: Edward William Lane; Egypt; ancient artists; New Kingdom; Hermetic; Hermes Trismegistus; Egyptologist; orientalist

Chapter.  10578 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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