Department of Near Eastern Studies

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Department News - 2013

Zaman Wins 2013 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize
Dec. 12, 2013

Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion, has been awarded the 2013 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies for his book, Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2012).


University Library Acquires Mamluk Coin Collection
Nov. 22, 2013

The Friends of Princeton University Library purchased the Richard Undeland Collection of Mamluk coins for the library’s Numismatic Collection, the oldest numismatic collection in the United States. Assembled by Richard E. Undeland, a U.S. Foreign Service officer who spent the majority of his 35-year career in the Middle East, the collection was…

Barry Awarded 2013 Le Prix du Cercle Montherlant
Oct. 31, 2013

Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies Michael Barry was awarded Le Prix du Cercle Montherlant for Literature on Art in the French language by the Académie des Beaux-Arts for his Cantique des Oiseaux d’‘Attâr illustré par la peinture en Islam d’Orient (Paris: Éditions Diane de Selliers, 2012). Containing a French translation of…

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