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Lectures and conference papers, some later published, 1955-1967

MS. Eng. misc. c. 737

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  1. (fols. 1-2) 'Impact of West', manuscript notes, possibly for a lecture
  2. (fols. 3-7) Outline for a programme of studies on the subject, 'East and West, Divergence and Convergence', typescript
  3. (fols. 8-17) 'Political Authority in Arab Tradition', typed, noteform, possibly for a lecture
  4. (fols. 18-31) 'The Harvard Center for Middle East Studies', typescript, public lecture, Feb 1956
  5. (fols. 32-43) 'Religion and Secularism', typescript paper
  6. (fols. 44-57) 'Women and the Law', typescript conference paper; see bibliography in G. Makdisi (ed.), Arabic and Islamic Studies in Honor of Hamilton A.R. Gibb
  7. (fols. 58-78) 'The Mamluk Monarchy', manuscript paper
  8. (fols. 79-99) 'The Empires of Rome and Persia, 600-632 (The Background of the Islamic Expansion)', manuscript paper
  9. (fols. 100-125) 'The Arabic Language in the Modern World', typescript paper and manuscript 'reflections' for this paper
  10. (fols. 126-145) 'Islamic Ethics and Business Practice', typescript paper for 1959 Danforth Seminar, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, 2 copies
  11. (fols. 146-161) 'The Problem of Arab Origins', typescript paper with notes and references
  12. (fols. 162-186) 'Ibn Battuta', typescript paper
  13. (fols. 187-200) 'The Self-Image of Muslim Society', duplicated typescript, paper based on passages from Sapir
  14. (fols. 201-234) 'Near Eastern Bureaucracy', typescript paper (with handwritten notes) for Conference on Asian History (AHA), 28 Dec 1958
  15. (fols. 235-244) 'Nationalism and 'Democracy' in the Middle East', typescript paper for the University of Rochester, New York, 8 Mar 1960
  16. (fols. 245-262) 'Government under Law in Muslim Society', duplicated typescript, 'expanded copy'; see Makdisi 155
  17. (fols. 263-282) 'The Commonwealth and the Muhammadan World', manuscript paper for the Ministry of Education's Commonwealth and Empire Course, St. Peter's Hall, Oxford, 4 Apr 1955
  18. (fols. 282-303) 'Islamic Tradition in the Modern Middle East', typescript paper
  19. (fols. 304-314) 'Significance of Arab History', typescript paper for Smith College, Feb 1957
  20. (fols. 315-340) 'Perspective of the Arab World. Social Reform: Factor X', typescript paper, original uncut version, 1967; see Makdisi 148
  21. (fols. 341-355) 'The End of the 'Middle East'', typecript noteform for lecture
  22. (fols. 356-362) 'Factors of Cultural Divergence', typescript; see fols. 3-7 above; see Makdisi 171
  23. (fols. 368-397) 'Islam and the West', typescript with handwritten corrections and continuation, and handwritten Arabic translation
  24. (fols. 398-428) 'Myth in Early Islamic History', typescript conference paper with handwritten corrections / additions


  • 1955-1967


428 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. c. 737

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