Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

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Cosimo, Inc., 01‏/01‏/2005 - 588 من الصفحات
A pioneering work of cultural anthropology, E.W. Lane's study of Egyptian society has not been out of print since it was first issued in 1836. Immersing himself in Egyptian culture, Lane learned the Arabic language and adopted the Arab way of life. Written before the forces of innovation transformed Egypt, Manners and Customs is recognized for its wide-ranging scope of detail of daily life on topics such as the nature of Islamic laws and its relation to government, birth and marriage customs, death and funeral rites, music and dancing, and the world of magic and alchemy. This distinctive work retains its power to charm and fascinate contemporary readers.AUTHOR BIO: Edward William Lane (1801-1875) was a distinguished English scholar of the Arab world who made voyages up the Nile in 1826 and 1827. Fascinated by Egyptian lives and customs, he traveled to Egypt frequently and lived in Cairo from 1833 to 1835, where he studied and adopted Egyptian dress. The author of several other works, Lane is best known for his translation of Arabian Nights (1832-41).

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xvin Music
351
Public Dancers
372
Serpentcharmers and Performers of Legerdemain Tricks etc
377
PubUe Recitations of Romances
386
xxil Public Recitations of RomancesContinued
395
Periodical Public Festivals etc
420
Periodical Public Festivals etc Continued
450
Periodical Public Festivals etc Continued
482

Common Usages of Society
200
Language Literature and Science
208
Superstitions
223
SuperstitionsContinued
249
Magic Astrology and Akhemy
265
Character
277
Industry
308
Use of Tobacco Coffee Hemp Opium etc
331
The Bath
337
xvn Games
343
xxvir Private Festivities etc
493
Death and Funeral Rites
503
The Copts
521
The Jews of Egypt
545
Egyptian Female Ornaments
549
Notes
561
Egyptian Weights and Measures
568
Index
571
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الصفحة 275 - This correction made his description more striking than it had been without it : since Lord Nelson generally had his empty sleeve attached to the breast of his coat: but it was the right arm that he had lost. Without saying that I suspected the boy had made a mistake, I asked the magician whether the objects appeared in the ink as if actually before the eyes, or as if in a glass, which makes the right appear left. He answered, that they appeared as in a mirror. This rendered the boy's description...
الصفحة 75 - I testify that there is no deity but God, and I testify that Suleyman is the Prophet of God.
الصفحة 150 - When there are several dishes upon the tray each person takes of any that he likes, or of every one in succession ; when only one dish is placed upon the tray at a time, each takes from it a few mouthfuls, and it is quickly removed to give place to another. To pick out a delicate morsel and hand it to a friend is esteemed polite.
الصفحة 159 - To abstain from marrying when a man has attained a sufficient age, and when there is no just impediment, is esteemed, by the Egyptians, improper, and even disreputable.
الصفحة 229 - Switzerland. composed of patches of various coloured cloths, which is called a " dilk," ' adorned with numerous strings of beads, wearing a ragged turban, and bearing a staff with shreds of cloth of various colours attached to - the top. Some of them eat straw, or a mixture of chopped straw and broken glass ; and attract observation by a variety of absurd actions.
الصفحة 167 - Sometimes, at the head of the bride's party are two men who carry the utensils and linen used in the bath, upon two round trays, each of which is covered with an embroidered or a plain silk kerchief: also, a sakka, who gives water to any of the passengers, if asked ; and two other persons, one of whom bears a
الصفحة 176 - And speak unto the believing women, that they restrain their eyes, and preserve their modesty, and discover not their ornaments, except what necessarily appeareth thereof: and let them throw their veils over tlicir bosoms, and not show their ornaments, unless to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husbands' fathers, or their sons, or their husbands' sons, or their brothers, or their brothers...

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