Sir Hamilton A.R. Gibb
Sir Hamilton A.R. Gibb (1895–1971) was one of the most learned and passionate scholars of his era. He was Laudian Professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford (1937–55) and J.R. Jewett Professor of Arabic at Harvard University (1955–64). From 1957–66 he was Director of Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His publications include The Life of Saladin (Saqi Books), Arabic Literature, The Legacy of Islam and Modern Trends in Islam.