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The manners customs of the modern egyptians by lane edward william 1801 1876 publication date 1908 publisher london jm dent co new york ep dutton co collection americana digitizing sponsor google book from the collections of unknown library language english. Edward william lane 17 september 1801 10 august 1876 was a british orientalist translator and lexicographerhe is known for his manners and customs of the modern egyptians and the arabic english lexicon as well as his translations of one thousand and one nights and selections from the kur n during his lifetime lane also wrote a detailed account of egypt and the countrys ancient . An account of the manners and customs of the modern egyptians the definitive 1860 edition user review not available book verdict a pioneering british anthropologist lane first went to egypt in 1825 where he learned both classical and colloquial arabic and began amassing and assessing his impressions and observations of . An account of the manners and customs of the modern egyptians written in egypt during the years 1833 1835 lane edward william on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers an account of the manners and customs of the modern egyptians written in egypt during the years 1833 1835. Lanes account of the manners and customs of the modern egyptians 1836 which has never gone out of print remains as a highly authoritative study of middle eastern society his annotated translation of the arabian nights 1839 41 retains a devoted readership