LANE-POOLE, Stanley Edward. London 18.17.1854 — London 29.12.1931. British Historian, Archaeologist and Oriental (Arabic) Scholar. Son of Edward Stanley Poole (1830–1867, also an Arabic scholar) and Sophia Lane, grand-nephew of Edward William Lane (1801–1876, famous Arabist). Educated by private tutors and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. M.A. Oxford and Dublin. In 1874-92 worked at Coin Department, British Museum. In 1883 visited Egypt and 1886 Russia on behalf of the Museum, in 1890 in Australia. In 1895-97 employed by Egyptian Government on archaeological research in Cairo. In 1898-1904 Professor of Arabic at Trinity College in Dublin. After 1904 concentrated on literary work without teaching any longer. Married 1879 Charlotte Bell (d. 1905), one daughter, three sons.
Publications: Catalogue of the Oriental and Indian Coins in the British Museum. 1-14. 4500 p. L. 1875-92, incl. The Coins of the Moghul Emperors of Hindustan in the British Museum. 142+401 p. 33 pl. L. 1892; Coins of the Sultans of Delhi. 44+199 p. 9 pl. L. 1884; further Indian volumes in collaboration with others.
– E. W. Lane. 1877; Aurangzib. 212 p. Rulers of India 4. Oxford 1892; Babur. 206 p. Rulers of India. Oxford 1899; other biographies unrelated to India.
– History of the Mogul Emperors of Hindustan, illustrated by their coins. 177 p. 1892; The Mohammadan Dynasties. 28+361 p. Hertford 1894; Mediaeval India under Mohammedan Rule, AD 712-1764. 18+449 p. L. 1902, 9th ed. 1915; A short history of India in the Middle Ages. 1917.
– A. V. W. Jackson (ed.): History of India. Vol. 3. From the Mohammedan Conquest to the Reign of Akbar the Great. 14+281 p. L. 1907.
– Numerous works on Near Eastern, esp. Egyptian history and Islamic culture.
Sources: *D.N.B. 1931–1940; Who Was Who 1929–1940; *R.S. Simpson, Oxford D.N.B.; Wikipedia; briefly; photo in M. Mansoor, The Story of Irish Orientalism. Dublin & L. 1944a.
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