GASTON (1887-1971)

A French Arabist and specialist in Islamic studies. He was professor of Arabic and Turkish at the University of (1911-1931); director of the Islamic Museum of Art in Cairo (1926-1951); professor of geography and history of the Near East at the Ecole des Langues orientales of Paris (1931-1951); professor of the history of at the Ecole du (1936-1951); and professor of Arabic language and literature at the (1951-1960).


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