Henri Lammens

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Lammens, Henri


Born July 1, 1862, in Ghent; died Apr. 23, 1937, in Beirut. Belgian Arabist, historian, and Islamic scholar.

Lammens was a Jesuit missionary. He was a professor at the University of St. Joseph in Beirut from 1882 to 1907 and from 1920 to 1937. He taught at the Papal Biblical Institute in Rome from 1908 to 1912. Lammens wrote on the history of early Islam, on the history, geography, and ethnography of ancient Arabia and Syria, on Arabian literature during the seventh and eighth centuries, and on the modern history of Syria and Lebanon.


“Le Père H. Lammens.” Mélanges de l’Université Saint-Joseph. Beirut, vol. 21, fasc. 2, 1937–38. (Contains complete bibliography of Lammens’ works.)
Salibi, K. S. “Islam and Syria in the Writings of Henry Lammens.” In Historians of the Middle East. London, 1962. Pages 330–42.
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