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Glaser, Eduard
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The explorer and Arabist Eduard Glaser, the most important scholar to have studied Yemen in the 19th century, was born into a Jewish merchant family in the Bohemian town of Rust on March 15, 1855. He studied the sciences and Arabic in Prague and Vienna. At the suggestion of his teacher of Sabean, David Heinrich Müller, and with a stipend from the Academy of Sciences of Vienna, he decided to go to Yemen to copy Sabean inscriptions. He was delayed for two years, but was finally able to go thanks to financial support from the Alliance Israélite Universelle and a scholarship from the French Aca…

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Aviva Klein-Franke, “Glaser, Eduard”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0008550>
First published online: 2010

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