Abdelwahab M. Elmessiri 1938-2008
On 3 July 2008 Abdelwahab M. Elmessiri, a true twentieth century polymath, an astounding defender of intellect and history, and a methodologically innovative Arab scholar passed away. The death of the author of the most important Arabic encyclopedia in the twentieth century; The Encyclopedia of Jews, Judaism and Zionism is a loss for science and philosophy.
Elmessiri's death in Palestine Hospital in Cairo suggestively captured much about the man, the intellectual, and the activist. It seems nothing less than an evocatively planned event relating Elmessiri to a great cause and highlighting much about his intellectual endeavor and political activism.
Elmessiri authored sixty …
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Publication information: Article title: Abdelwahab M. Elmessiri 1938-2008. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ). Volume: 30. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2008. Page number: iii+. © 1998 Association of Arab-American University Graduates and Institute of Arab Studies. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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