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Arabic Proverbs and the Manners and Customs of Modern Egyptians


A compilation and translation of Arabic proverbs by an early 19th century traveler in Cairo, Egypt. Entries are arranged alphabetically in Arabic and by number. Cultural and figurative explanations are provided in English.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 1-931956-84-7
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Dec 1,2002
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 300
ISBN: 1-931956-84-7
$102.00
$61.20
A compilation and translation of Arabic proverbs by the Swiss traveler Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784-1817). In addition to visits to Cairo, Damascus, Lebanon and other points in the Middle East, he was one of the few Europeans to venture to Mecca. This book highlights the witticisms he recorded along his travels in Cairo, Egypt, to which Burkhardt adds cultural and figurative explanations. The proverbs are alphabetized by the Arabic letter beginning a phrase. For those readers less familiar with the language, each entry is also numbered.
A compilation and translation of Arabic proverbs by the Swiss traveler Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784-1817). In addition to visits to Cairo, Damascus, Lebanon and other points in the Middle East, he was one of the few Europeans to venture to Mecca. This book highlights the witticisms he recorded along his travels in Cairo, Egypt, to which Burkhardt adds cultural and figurative explanations. The proverbs are alphabetized by the Arabic letter beginning a phrase. For those readers less familiar with the language, each entry is also numbered.
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