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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


A Zealous Attachment

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/9789774162879.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

A life-size statue would usually make visitors of the National Portrait Gallery in London admire and strike a pose with it. As part of the curiosity of the subject visitors' eyes, they go to those ... More


The Arabic-English Lexicon

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/9789774162879.003.0031
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The first volume of Edward William Lane's Arabic-English Lexicon was published in spring 1863, twenty-two years after the project began. It displays all the photographic accuracy for which he is so ... More


Scholar and Man of Letters

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/9789774162879.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

An aura of achievement surrounded Edward William Lane. He became known as “Egyptian Lane”, Britain's foremost authority on the modern Near East. His personal charm was what people noticed. Everyone ... More


Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Edward William Lane

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This text here contains a hitherto unpublished work by the great nineteenth-century British traveler Edward William Lane (1801–76), a name known to almost everyone in all the many fields of Middle ... More


Never a More Happy Time

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/9789774162879.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

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 ... 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


Prologue

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/9789774162879.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

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 ... More


Life on the Nile

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/9789774162879.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses Edward William Lane's expedition of the Nile river on March 1826 with Osman Effendi's unfailing assistance. For this trip, Lane hired a boat to reach Second Cataract in Nubia ... More


A Closer Acquaintance with Cairo

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/9789774162879.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Cairo was the next step for Edward William Lane's growing experience in Egypt. His exploration here served as an exploration of intense curiosity for widening horizons that seemed maybe rarely ... More


Altogether an Arabian City

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/9789774162879.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Part of Edward William Lane's expedition in Egypt was his stay in Cairo where he spent his first days. Most of the impressions that came on Lane amounted to a never-ending visual feast. Moreover, a ... More


Mansur Effendi

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/9789774162879.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Edward William Lane has his own inspiration as a reason for coming into Egypt. The zealous attachment to the study of oriental literature and particular desire to render familiarity with the Arabs' ... More


An Eastern Bridegroom

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/9789774162879.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In 1825, Edward William Lane went to Egypt where he had experienced one of the most memorable events of his life. During his first few days of stay there, all things went well as he enjoyed watching ... More


Hundred-Gated Thebes

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/9789774162879.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the seventy-three days spent at Thebes during Edward William Lane's visit, he made a scrupulous immersion in Egyptology. The Valley of the Kings is a large wadi which today is clearly defined ... More


Introduction.†

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the years that Jason Thompson was engaged in the overall Edward William Lane project, of which this edition of Lane's Description of Egypt is a part, Jason incurred scholarly debts to so many ... More


Arrested Development

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The impressive Egyptological momentum of the 1820s and 1830s was not fully maintained in the years that immediately followed. When Champollion died in his early 40s there was no one to replace him. ... More


Egypt Itself

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

With the way open for examination of Egypt, numerous Western scholars and travelers appeared on the Nile during the 1820s and 1830s to study and record the remains of ancient Egypt. Foremost was John ... More


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