Clifford Edmund Bosworth

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Arezou Azad


Clifford Edmund Bosworth was a giant amongst historians of the Middle East and Central Asia, and only the likes of his direct and indirect mentors, Vladimir Minorsky (d. 1966) and V.V. Barthold (d. 1930) respectively, could parallel his staggering erudition and productive zeal in his writings on the eastern Islamic world and beyond it.1 Other colleagues have written detailed bibliographies of Edmund Bosworth’s astoundingly prolific work, and I will draw on these.

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