20 December 1920|
Three Crosses, Gower
|Died||11 June 1992
Cause of death
John Marsden Beaumont Jones (20 December 1920 – 11 June 1992), known as Marsden Jones, was an emeritus professor and the founder and first director of the Center for Arabic Studies at the American University in Cairo.
Jones then sought to make the Center one of excellence for the study of Arabic history, literature, language, art, and architecture. His special interests were early Islam, the early emergence of Islamic institutions, and the study of modern Islamic movements in Egypt. He is reputed[by whom?] for his edition of Al-Waqidi's Kitab Al Maghazi and his work on early sira literature, and he helped publish a series of volumes in Arabic on Leaders of Contemporary Literature in Egypt.
He was the brother-in-law of Sir Philip Jones.
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