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Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Jason Thompson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

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 ... More


Manners and Costumes

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Private problems did not prevent Lane from working. He was indeed busy, for this was when he submitted the second draft of Description of Egypt to the publishing firm of John Murray. It was founded ... More


The Englishwoman in Egypt

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0027
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Sophia developed into a skilled writer. She relied heavily on the Description of Egypt manuscript, copying six chapters, or letters, from it nearly verbatim and drawing extensively on it for another ... More


Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Despite sore eyes and generally miserable health, Edward William Lane still wrote the first draft of his book in London during 1829. He stuck to his writing while almost entirely housebound by strict ... More


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