Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia, Made During the Years 1825, 26, 27, and 28 : Chiefly Consisting of a Series of Descriptions and Delineations of the Monuments, Scenery, &c. of Those Countries ...

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American Univ in Cairo Press, 2000 - 588 pagine
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The launching of this hitherto unpublished book by the great nineteenth-century British traveler Edward William Lane (1801-76), a name known to almost everyone in all the many fields of Middle East studies, is a major publishing event. Lane was the author of a number of highly influential works: An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (1836), his translation of The Thousand and One Nights (1839-41), Selections from the Kur-an (1843), and the Arabic-English Lexicon (1863-93). Yet one of his greatest works was never published: after years of labor and despite an enthusiastic reception by the publishing firm of John Murray in 1831, publication of his first book, Description of Egypt, was delayed and eventually dropped, mainly for financial reasons. The manuscript was sold to the British Library by Lane's widow in 1891, and has only now been salvaged for publication by Dr. Jason Thompson, nearly 170 years after its completion.
This enormously important book, which takes the form of a journey through Egypt from north to south, with descriptions of all the ancient monuments and contemporary life that Lane explored along the way, will be of immense interest to both ancient and modern historians of Egypt, and will become an essential companion to his Manners and Customs.
''Jason Thompson's exact and dedicated edition deserves much praise.''-Astene Newsletter, June 2002.
''Thompson, a historian at AUC, has done signal service in taking a manuscript dating from 1831 and preparing it for publication so many years later; AUC Press deserves praise for making so major a work available, and at so reasonable a price.''-Daniel Pipes, Middle East Quarterly, June 2001.
''In all, the appearance of this major work of scholarship at this late date is a major boon to the study of Egypt's history between the pharaohs and 18280.''-Daniel Pipes, Middle East Quarterly, June 2001.
 

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The Harbours and City of Alexandria
3
The Environs of Alexandria
11
Voyage from Alexandria to the Nile
20
Physical Sketch of Egypt
25
Resheed or Rosetta
48
Voyage up the Branch of Resheed
52
The Eastern Branch of the Nile and the adjacent districts c
59
Historical Illustrations of the Topography of Musr or Cairo and its Environs
67
ElMinyeh Benee Hhasan and Antinoë
251
Hermopolis Magna c to Asyoot
256
Asyoot c to Girga
267
Girga Abydos c Den dara
274
Ckinë Ckooft Ckoos c to Thebes
285
Thebes
292
Arment c Isna
390
EilethyiaAdfoo
398

Boolack
71
Description of Musr or Cairo
74
The Citadel of Musr or Cairo
91
The Environs of Musr or Cairo
93
The Mooslim Dynasties in Egypt
98
History of Mohhammad Allee and of the remarkable events which have taken place in Egypt since its evacuation by the French in the year 1801
104
The Pyramids of ElGeezeh
159
The Pyramids of Aboo Seer Sackckarah and Dahshoor and the site remains c of the City of Memphis
199
Ordinary circumstances of the Voyage up the Nile
215
From Musr to Benee Sooweyf
225
ElFeiyoom
230
From Benee Sooweyf to ElMinyeh
246
Gebel esSilsilehKom Oomboo c to Aswan
409
Elephantine Aswan the Cataracts c
417
Philæ and its environs
434
The Nubians
444
Debod and Ckurdaseh c
462
Dendoor Gurf Hhoseyn Dekkeh c
475
Wadee esSoobooă Hhassayeh and EdDirr
483
Ibreem c to Aboo Simbil
489
From Aboo Simbil to Wadee Hhalfa
502
Supplement On the Ancient Egyptians
508
List of Illustrations
575
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Jason Thompson is an associate professor of history at the American University in Cairo. The author of the definitive biography of the Egyptologist Sir Gardner Wilkinson, he has written numerous articles about Edward William Lane and other aspects of the British encounter with Egypt. Presently he is preparing a biography of Lane.

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