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Games

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chess, draughts, backgammon, and “mankaleh” (a board game), were all commonly played particularly by lower classes in coffeehouses. “Tab,” and “seegeh,” were also played by the lower classes and the ... More


DOMESTIC LIFE —continued.

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter looks at the everyday life of the lower classes, mainly residing in rural areas as fellaheen, comparing it to the life of upper and middle classes and the Bedouin. It looks at the food ... More


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