Talk:David Samuel Margoliouth

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  • "Margoliouth was a scholar whose efforts in Islamic studies are described as "pioneering". He has a near-legendary reputation among Islamic peoples and Oriental scholars of Europe."
  • "He also spent long time traveling in the Middle East. At Baghdad and in the surrounding area, he came to be regarded as more knowledgeable on Islamic matters than most Arab scholars." —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Imranal (talkcontribs) 17:32, 3 December 2006 (UTC).

Translations as "works"?[edit]

The Table talks, listed under "works", are translated and edited by Margoliouth, they are not a "work" by himself.

"The table talk of a Mesopotamian judge being the 1. part of the Nishwar al-muhadazah or jami' al-tawarikh ... ed. from the Paris Ms. by D(avid)-S(amuel) Margoliouth. (arab.)" The author is Abu Al al-Muhassin ibn 'Ali al-Tanuhi (also written as: Abū ʿAli al-Muḥassin at-Tanūḫī) Just look in any catalogue! This is not very good because all other versions of Wikipedia (french, german etc.) copy from this one. --R. la Rue (talk) 09:44, 25 March 2013 (UTC)