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A J Arberry

Arthur John Arberry (1905-1969), as Head of the Department of Classics at Cairo University, acquired a firsthand knowledge of literary and social conditions in the Islamic Middle East. Between 1947 and 1969 he served as Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University. Professor Arberry published some twenty books in Islamic studies during his lifetime, many dealing with mysticism and poetry.