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Abdullatif Tibawi

Sector : Cultural Figures , Historians

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1910
  • Age : 102
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Dr. Abdul Latif Tibawi (1910–1981) was a Palestinian historian and educationalist. Born in Taybet El-Muthalath, near TulKarem, he was one of the earliest graduates of the Arabic College, Dar Al-Mu’allimin, in Jerusalem. He read history and Arabic literature at the American University of Beirut and later earned a Ph.D from the University of London in 1948. Prior to the catastrophe of 1948 he was a senior education officer in Jerusalem. He was in London when the crisis of 1948 unfolded. He became a refugee and was appointed Lecturer in Comparative Education at the Institute of Education, London, where he taught until his retirement in 1977. Tibawi wrote extensively on many aspects of Middle Eastern history in both English and Arabic. He established a fund for Palestinian postgraduate students at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Achievements and Awards

Select bibliography: Arab Education In Mandatory Palestine, Luzac, 1956 Jerusalem; Its Place in Islam and Arab History, Institute for Palestinian Studies, 1969 British Interests In Palestine, 1800-1901, Oxford University Press, 1961 Anglo-Arab Relations and The Question of Palestine, 1914-1921; Luzac, 1977 A Modern History of Syria, Including Lebanon and Palestine, Macmillan, St Martin's P., 1969 American interests In Syria, 1800-1901, Clarendon Press, 1966 Islamic Education: Its Traditions and Modernization into the Arab National Systems, Luzac, 1972 The Islamic Pious Foundations in Jerusalem: Origins, History and Usurpation by Israel, London, 1978

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