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A Short History of the Gibb Memorial Trust and Its Trustees: A Century of Oriental Scholarship (Hardcover)

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By Charles Melville (Editor)
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The Gibb Memorial Trust, founded at the start of the 20th century, comprised among its trustees some of the most celebrated and prominent orientalists of their day. Together, they sponsored and supported research on editing and translating Arabic, Persian and Turkish manuscripts on a range of subjects, from history, literature, geography and poetry to Sufism and the Islamic sciences. This volume covers the development of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies over the last 120 years or so, as seen through the biographies of the leading scholars of the period. It opens with a short history of the Trust, before presenting a series of short biographical and often personal appreciations of these eminent Middle Eastern scholars of the past, written by existing trustees. In providing a history of this important institution, the book shines a light on the history and development of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Britain more broadly.

About the Author


Charles Melville is Emeritus Professor of Persian History, University of Cambridge. His research interests cover the history of Iran from the Mongols to the Safavids (13th-17th century), Persian historiography and epic literature, and Persian manuscript culture, especially illustrated texts. Recent edited and co-edited volumes include Safavid Persia in the Age of Empires (I.B. Tauris, 2021); Shahnama Studies III (Brill, 2018); and The Mongols' Middle East. Continuity and transformation in Ilkhanid Iran (Brill, 2016).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781399516259
ISBN-10: 1399516256
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: March 13th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English