Arabian and Islamic Studies
by Robin Bidwell & G. Rex Smith
This book brings together 23 articles written to mark the retirement in 1981 of Professor R. B. Serjeant, Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. The articles, written by distinguished specialists in Arabian and Islamic studies, range widely over many different fields of research, and are arranged to reflect a rough chronological sequence from the early history of the Arabian peninsula to the modern era. They include fully illustrated studies of early Islamic architecture as well as article of general historical and anthropological interest.
Robin Bidwell was a one time political officer in the Western Aden Protectorate and author of several works on Yemen and its history.From 1968 until his retirement in 1990 he was Secretary and Librarian of the Middle East Centre in the Faculty of Oriental Studies in the University of Cambridge and wrote much on the subject of French and British colonial history.
G. Rex Smith's life-long career in the studiy of Arabic began at the School of Oriental and African Studies and flowered in the overseas Civil Service in the West Aden Protectorate (1961-68). He went on to study at Cambridge University become senior lecturer and director of the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Durham University until 1989. He was a professor at the University of Manchester until his retirement in 1997.
220 x 140 mm
ISBN 0 582 78308 9