See also:born in Stuhlweissenburg on the 22nd of
See also:June 185o . He was educated at the
See also:universities of
See also:Budapest, Berlin,
See also:Leipzig and
See also:Leiden, and became privat docent at Budapest in 1872 . In the next
See also:year, under the auspices of the Hungarian
See also:government, he began a
See also:journey through
See also:Palestine and
See also:Egypt, and took the opportunity of attending lectures of
See also:Mahommedan sheiks in the mosque of el-Azhar in Cairo . He was the first Jewish
See also:scholar to become
See also:professor in the Budapest University (1894), and represented the Hungarian government and the Academy of Sciences at numerous
See also:international congresses . He received the large gold medal at the
See also:Oriental Congress in 1889 . He became a member of several Hungarian and other learned
See also:societies, was appointed secretary of the Jewish community in Budapest . He was made Litt . D. of Cambridge(19o4)and LL.D. of
See also:Aberdeen (1906) . His
See also:eminence in the sphere of scholarship is due primarily to his careful investigationofpre-Mah'ommedan andMahommedanlaw,tradition, religion and
See also:poetry, in connexion with which he published a large number of
See also:treatises, review articles and essays contributed to the collections of the Hungarian Academy . Among his chief
See also:works are: Beitrdge zur Literaturgeschichte der Schi'a (1874); Beitrage zur Geschichte der Sprachgelehrsamkeit bei den Arabern (Vienna, 1871–1873); Der Mythos bei den Hebraern and
See also:seine geschichtliche Entwickelung (Leipzig, 1876; Eng. trans., R . Martineau,
See also:London, 1877) ; Muhammedanische Studien (
See also:Halle, 1889-189o, 2 vols.); Abhandlungen zur arabischen Philologie (Leiden, 1896–1899, 2 vols.) Buch v . Wesen d .
Seek (ed . 1907) .
THOMAS GOLDWELL (d. 1585)
GOLETTA [LA GOULETTE]
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