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Author Ayrout, Henry Habib.

Title The Egyptian peasant / Henry Habib Ayrout ; translated and introduced by John Alden Williams ; introduced by Morroe Berger ; photographs by Margo Veillon
Published Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 167 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary "Egypt has changed enormously in the last half century, and nowhere more so than in the villages of the Nile Valley. But the conservative and traditional world of unremitting labor that characterizes the lives of the Egyptian peasants, or fellaheen, also survives, and nowhere has it been better described than in this classic account by Father Henry Habib Ayrout, an Egyptian Jesuit sociologist who dedicated most of his life to creating a network of free schools for rural children at a time when there were very few. First published in French in 1938, the book went through several revisions by the author before being translated and published in English in 1963"--Jacket
Notes Translation of Mœurs et coutumes des fellahs, published in France in 1938 ; this English translation with revisions by the author originally published by Beacon Press in 1963--title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-162)
Notes Print version record
Subject Peasants -- Egypt.
Egypt -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Williams, John Alden.
ISBN 1617972495 (electronic bk.)
1617975001 (electronic bk.)
9781617972492 (electronic bk.)
9781617975004 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Moeurs et coutumes des fellahs. English