An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians Written in Egypt during the Years 1833-1835

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians Written in Egypt during the Years 1833-1835

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians Written in Egypt during the Years 1833-1835

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians Written in Egypt during the Years 1833-1835

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It is generally observed that many of the most remarkable peculiarities in the manners, customs, and character of a nation are attributable to the physical peculiarities of the country. Such causes in an especial manner affect the moral and social state of the modern Egyptians, and therefore here require some preliminary notice; but it will not as yet be necessary to explain their particular influences: these will be evinced in many subsequent parts of the present work.

The Nile, in its course through the narrow and winding valley of Upper Egypt, which is confined on each side by mountainous and sandy deserts, as well as through the plain of Lower Egypt, is everywhere bordered, excepting in a very few places, by cultivated fields of its own formation. These cultivated tracts are not perfectly level, being somewhat lower towards the deserts than in the neighbourhood of the river. They are interspersed with palm groves and villages, and intersected by numerous canals. The copious summer rains which prevail in Abyssinia and the neighbouring countries begin to show their effects in Egypt, by the . . .

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