L. Carl Brown

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L. Carl Brown (born 1928) is an emeritus professor of history at Princeton University.[1] Brown graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1950.[2] He taught at Princeton from 1966 to 1993, specializing in the Near East and the Arab world. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1973. He has authored and edited numerous scholarly publications, and won the 2005 Arkansas Arabic Translation Award for his translation of the muqaddima or introduction to a work of history by Ahmad ibn Abi Diyaf, the 19th-century Tunisian bureaucrat and reformer.

Selected works[edit]

  • Tunisia: The Politics of Modernization (co-author; 1964)
  • State and Society in Independent North Africa (editor; 1966)
  • The Surest Path — The Political Treatise of a Nineteenth-Century Muslim Statesman (translator, with commentary; 1967)
  • From Madina to Metropolis: Heritage and Change in the Near Eastern City (editor; 1973)
  • The Tunisia of Ahmad Bey (author; 1975)
  • Psychological Dimensions of Near Eastern Studies (co-editor; 1977)
  • International Politics in the Middle East: Old Rules, Dangerous Game (author; 1984)
  • Centerstage: American Diplomacy Since World War II (editor; 1990)
  • The Modernization of the Ottoman Empire and Its Afro-Asian Successors (co-editor; 1992)
  • Imperial Legacy: The Ottoman Imprint on the Balkans and the Middle East (editor; 1996)
  • Franco-Arab Encounters (co-editor; 1996)
  • Religion and State: The Muslim Approach to Politics (author; 2000)
  • Diplomacy in the Middle East: The International Relations of Regional and Outside Powers (editor; 2001, revised edition 2004)
  • Consult Them in the Matter: A Nineteenth-Century Islamic Argument for Constitutional Government (translator, with commentary; 2005)