Hitti, Philip K. (Philip Khuri), 1886-1978

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Philip Khuri Hitti (1886-1978) was born in Shimlan, Lebanon. He graduated from the American University of Beirut and taught there until he came to the United States in 1913. In 1916, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he lectured in the Department of Oriental Languages. In 1920, he returned to the American University of Beirut as a professor of history. From 1926 until his retirement in 1954, he taught at Princeton University in the Departments of Oriental Languages and Literatures and Near Eastern Studies. In the United States, he was an authority on the cultures, history, religions and languages of the Near East and did much to create among Americans an appreciation and understanding of Arabic and Islamic cultures. In 1945, he served as adviser to the Arab delegations to the United Nations organizational meeting in San Francisco. He also served as a consultant to American government agencies and corporations. Hitti was the author of numerous books and trained generations of scholars. His major work was the History of the Arabs.

From the description of Papers, 1915-1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62435469

From the description of Philip Khuri Hitti Papers, 1915-1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 326418458

From the guide to the Philip Khuri Hitti Papers, 1915-1976, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc])

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referencedIn Miscellaneous correspondence, 1915-1954 Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. collection on Muslims in China, 1858-1984. Harvard Yenching Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Ajami family. Ajami family history, 1952-1980. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Hitti, Philip Khuri, 1886-1978. Philip Khuri Hitti Papers, 1915-1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William H. Shehadi Papers, 1954-1957 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
creatorOf Hitti, Philip K. (Philip Khuri), 1886-1978. Papers, 1915-1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Abkāriyūs, Iskandar ibn Yaʻqūb, d. 1885. 880-03 Nawādir al-zamān fī malāḥim Jabal Lubnān / taʼlīf Iskandar Bik Abkāriyūs. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Shehadi, William H. Papers, 1954-1957. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Philip Khuri Hitti Papers, 1915-1976 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
referencedIn Ajami family history, 1952-1980 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
referencedIn Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. collection on Muslims in China, 1858-1984. Harvard Yenching Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Abkāriyūs, Iskandar ibn Yaʻqūb, d. 1885. person
associatedWith Ajami family. family
associatedWith Ajami family. family
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Pickens, Claude L., 1900-1985 person
associatedWith Sarton, George, 1884-1956 person
associatedWith Shehadi, William H. person
associatedWith Winder, Viola (Hitti). person
associatedWith Winder, Viola (Hitti). person
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Middle East
Middle East
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College teachers
Lebanese Americans
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Birth 1886-06-24

Death 1978-12-24

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