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Arberry: the papers of Arthur John Arberry

Reference Code: GBR/1058/ARB


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1927 - 1963

Biographical / Historical

Arberry came up to Pembroke College in 1924. He took firsts in both parts of the Classics tripos. He was awarded one of the newly created Browne studentship and took the Arabic and Persian tripos, where he again gained firsts in both parts. In 1931 he was elected to a research fellowship at Pembroke College. In 1944 he took up the chair of Persian at London University. In 1946 he became professor of Arabic and head of the Near and Middle East department, but in 1947 he left London to return to his old college at Cambridge, as Sir Thomas Adams's professor of Arabic, a post which he held for the remainder of his life.


0.011 cubic metre(s)

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Greek, Modern (1453-)

Related Materials

Pembroke College Library holds a large collection of books by Arberry. Please contact the Librarian for access. Further archive material relating to Arberry can be found in the Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, references GBR/0012/MS Add.7891 and GBR/0265/UA/CMES; and the Archives of Cambridge University Press, references GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/3/114 and GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/3/114.

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