Michaël Jan de Goeje

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Goeje, Michaël Jan de


Born Aug. 13, 1836, in Dron-rijp; died May 17, 1909, in Leiden. Dutch Arabist.

Goeje became a professor at the University of Leiden in 1866 and a corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences in 1886. He is renowned for his critical editions of medieval Arab historians and geographers. He headed a group of European Arabists who published an edition of al-Tabari’s Universal History. Goeje was also the author of works on the Karmathians and the history of Syria.


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414 to 597 of the de Goeje edition of the Arabic text of al-Tabari and includes the story of Moses, the period of Joshua and Judges, and David and Solomon.
1073 to 1256 of the de Goeje edition of al-Tabari's Arabic text (detailing Muhammad's ancestors and following his life up to the hijra in 622 C.
De Goeje argued that the chain of authorities cited in Lees' edition is "fictif," basically because he could not identify any of the men who were mentioned in it: de Goeje, 19-22.
de Goeje [Leiden, 1879-1901], 3:1796-1802) offers an account of negotiations, held in 256/869-70 between Turkish soldiers and the court of the [Abbasid.
Conventional wisdom dating to the age of Wellhausen, de Goeje, and Caetani had it that the historical narratives can be divided into two "schools," the Hijazi and the Iraqi, on the basis of the identity of compilers.
veneration of the ahl al-bayt as a vestige from the Fatimid era); "Islam up to the fall of the Umayyads" (written for a Large Illustrated History of the World); "The influence of Buddhism on Islam" (some, but not all, retained in the Vorlesungen); "The Arabs" (a survey from a Universal History of Literature); a brief biography of Janos Uri (who published the editio princeps, with Latin translation, of the Burda (Leiden, 1761), and was later invited to Oxford to prepare a catalog of the oriental manuscripts in the Bodleian, published in 1787); and commemorations of Geza Kuun, Barbier de Meynard, and de Goeje.
de Goeje, 546, states that in 236/850-51, al-Fath was assigned a series of positions ([a.
There can be no question that Byzantine rulers such as Justinian I actively sponsored missionary activity and sent materials and skilled labourers in order, for example, to build the early cathedral in San'a' (al-Tabari I, 2, 935; de Goeje 1897-1901).
Hurgronje no doubt had personal academic interests as well, for after all he was a well-trained orientalist whose ideas had been influenced by none other than Michael Jan de Goeje (1836-1907), the grand old master of the Leiden School of Oriental Philology.
Certainly in Europe, working with Islamic manuscripts--and the pursuit of philology in a wider sense for that matter--has for quite a while been seen as somewhat of an atavistic activity, a romantic emulation of those nineteenth-century scholarly giants, such as Wilhelm Ahlwardt (1828-1909) or Michael Jan de Goeje (1836-1909), whose achievements are in any case inimitable.
de Goeje (Leiden: Brill, 1866), 180 and 332; and idem, Ansab al-ashraf, ed.