Margoliouth, David Samuel

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Margoliouth, David Samuel


Born Oct. 17, 1858, in London; died there Mar. 22, 1940. English Arabist and Islamic scholar.

From 1889 to 1937, Margoliouth was a professor at Oxford University. From 1934 to 1937 he was president of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He published and translated many Arabic-language sources, including the works of Yakut, al-Maarri, and Ibn Miskawakh. He also wrote original works on Arabic historiography and the history of early Islam.


Mohammed and the Rise of Islam. London-New York [1923].
Lectures on Arabic Historians. Calcutta, 1930.


Fiick, J. Die arabischen Studien in Europa. Leipzig, 1955.
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