Saturday, July 8, 2017

Ibn Hazm of Cordova and His Conception of the Sciences by Anwar G. Chejne

"The Andalusian Ibn Hazm was a humanist par excellence and one of the intellectual giants of Islamic civilization. Professor Chejne's work sheds light on the intellectual history of Islam in general and the position of sciences in Muslim Spain in particular. It deals with the place of Ibn Hazm in this history and discusses his literary and theological contributions as well."

Anwar G. Chejne Papers

"Anwar George Chejne was born on 15 August 1923 in Rahbe, Lebanon. He attended Colegio Del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia from 1939-1941, earning a B.A. and Ph.D. in languages and liberal arts. From 1948 to 1950, he attended the Asia Institute at Columbia University (New York, N.Y.), earning an M.A. in Islamic studies and history. He was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Islamic studies in 1954. Before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Chejne was an instructor of Arabic for the State Department (1950-1951) and assistant professor and chair of Arabic and Near Eastern languages at Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan). In 1965, Dr. Chejne became an assistant professor of Arabic at the University of Minnesota. In 1966, he founded and chaired the Middle Eastern Languages Department (1966-1973). In 1979, he became professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Chejne was known as an authority on Muslim Spain. Anwar Chejne died on 5 September 1983."

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