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Books and Bibliophiles: Studies in Honour of Paul Auchterlonie on the Bio-bibliography of the Muslim World ed. R. Gleave

(E. J. W. Gibb Memorial Trust, 2014).

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter invites you to the launch of: Jokes in Safavid Iran Professor Sajjad Rizvi Assistant Professor of Islamic Intellectual History Head of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter Paul Auchterlonie was the Librarian for Arabic and Middle East Studies here at the University of Exeter from 1981 until his (semi) retirement in 2011. Since then we have been delight that he has accepted our invitation to be an honorary fellow here in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. Paul's contribution to Middle Eastern studies librarianship was not limited to the Universities of Lancaster and exeter where he worked during his distinguished career. He was pivotal in the on-going success of the Middle East Libraries Committee (MELCOM), a society which brings together Middle East librarians to work together and provide this specialist library service to researchers and students in UK universities. Paul was also central to MELCOM International, a similar body bringing together Middle East librarians on a Europe-wide basis. And more than this, Paul has also published widely in the field of Middle East librarianship, archival collections and the early relationships between the Islamic world and the UK. This collection of studies, from scholars across Europe, from researchers and research librarians, is a token of the appreciation in the field for his contribution. All are welcome to attend.

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