Clifford Edmund Bosworth

Clifford Edmund Bosworth

Clifford Edmund Bosworth during a ESCAS conference at the University of Cambridge. 20 September 2011. Photo by T. Chorotegin.
Born 29 December 1928
Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK
Died 28 February 2015(2015-02-28) (aged 86)
Yeovil, Somerset, UK
Nationality British
Fields Iranian studies, Islamic studies, Arabic studies, Turkish studies
Institutions Oxford University
Academic advisors Vladimir Minorsky

Clifford Edmund Bosworth FBA (29 December 1928 – 28 February 2015) was an English historian and Orientalist, specialising in Arabic and Iranian studies.


Bosworth was born on 29 December 1928, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oxford and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Edinburgh.

He held permanent posts at the University of St Andrews, University of Manchester, and at the Center for the Humanities at Princeton University. He was a visiting professor at the University of Exeter, where he held the post since 2004.

Bosworth died on 28 February 2015, Yeovil, Somerset.

He is the author of hundreds of articles in academic journals and composite volumes. His other contributions include nearly 200 articles in the Encyclopaedia of Islam and some 100 articles in the Encyclopædia Iranica, as well as articles for Encyclopædia Britannica and Encyclopedia Americana. He was the chief editor of the Encyclopaedia of Islam and a consulting editor of Encyclopædia Iranica.[1]

His book The Islamic dynasties has been translated to Arabic and Persian.

Selected books


Some 100 articles in learned journals, composite volumes, etc.; some 200 articles in the Encyclopaedia of Islam, new ed.; some 100 articles in the Encyclopaedia Iranica; articles in the Encyclopaedia Americana, the Dictionary of the Middle Ages; article "Caliphate, empire of the" in Encyclopædia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia; chapters in The Cambridge history of Iran, vols. III, IV, V, in The Cambridge history of Arabic literature, vols. I, III, and in UNESCO history of civilizations of Central Asia, vols. IV, V; etc.



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