For 90 years now, Elias
dictionaries have enjoyed an enduring
reputation for reliability, accuracy, and clarity and have been
valued by millions of language learners worldwide.
In 1913 Elias Antoun Elias published the first edition
of the Modern English-Arabic Dictionary, which he had compiled over
the preceding years. Establishing the Modern Press in 1933, Elias
continued to publish an ever-growing list of bilingual dictionaries
as well as an extensive series of Arabic translations.
In 1952 Edward Elias succeeded his father and undertook
the continuous process of updating and revising the Modern Dictionary,
now in its 26th edition. Known as the Elias Modern Publishing House
since 1976, the company is now run by Elias Antoun's grandchildren,
who continue to uphold the family tradition.
A spirit of innovation parallels Elias's time-honored
commitment to tradition. Several new dictionaries are being compiled
by a staff of Egyptian and foreign lexicographers, and the company
is also establishing a strong presence in the educational field
with the publication of fiction and non-fiction books for children
and young people.
The company expanded considerably after the establishment
of Elias Modern Press in 1987, which has already gained an outstanding
reputation for quality in the printing of books, magazines, posters
and brochures, and the founding of Sahara
Printing Company in 1995, a new print house situated in
a tax free zone to better serve international demand.
Elias Modern Publishing House
Laura Kfoury , Managing
© Elias Modern
Publishing House 2005