Arnold H. Green

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Arnold H. Green is a history professor at Brigham Young University who specializes in modern Middle-Eastern history, especially the era of the end of colonialism in North Africa.


Green grew up in Southern California. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France.

Green earned his associate degree from Citrus College and his bachelor's degree from California State University, Los Angeles.

Green received his MA in History at BYU where he had Hugh Nibley as his thesis advisor. He did his masters thesis on early Jewish converts to the LDS Church.

Green received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then was a Fulbright Scholar in Yemen. He taught at the University of Miami and then at the American University in Cairo. At the AU in Cairo he was director of the center for Arabic Studies.

Green has been a member of the BYU faculty since 1985. He has served as the head of the BYU Jerusalem Center and as chair of the BYU history department.

Among books by Green are The Tunisian Ulama, 1873-1915 (1978) and In Quest of An Islamic Humanis (1984).

In the LDS Church Green has served in many callings including as a branch president and a Sunday School president.

Besides studies of North Africa and the Middle East, especially their intellectual history, Green has also studied the use of supposed similarities to Islam to attack the Latter-day Saints in 19th Century American thought.