Goeje, Michaël Jan de

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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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Kokovtsov, P. K. “Mikhaël Ian de Gue, 1836–1909.” Izv. AN, 1909, no. 11.
Krachkovskii, I. Iu. Izbr. soch., vol. 4. Moscow-Leningrad, 1957. (See index.)
Zakhoder, B. N. Kaspiiskii svod svedeniio Vostochnoi Evrope, vols. 1–2. Moscow, 1962–67. (See index.)
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