Edward William Lane
The Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians
Santrauka: First published in 1836, this classic book has never gone out of print, continuously providing material and inspiration for generations of scholars, writers, and travelers, who have praised its comprehensiveness, detail, and perception. The definitive edition of 1860, the result of a quarter century of Lane's corrections, reconsiderations, and additions, is available again, with a useful general introduction by Jason Thompson. Lane's greatest work enters the twenty-first century in precisely the form that he wanted.