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Professor Daniel Newman speaks with the Anglo-Omani Society about his research on Arabic geographical and travel literature.

S5 EP3: Omani Travel Literature and Medieval Food

In this podcast, the Anglo-Omani Society speaks with Daniel Newman Professor and Chair of Arabic Studies at the University of Durham (UK). His research and publications have centred on Arabic geographical and travel literature (with a special focus on Arab travellers to Europe in the 19th century) as well as the 19th-century Arab reform movements in Tunisia and Egypt. In 2009, he was the co-recipient of the World Award of the President of the Republic of Tunisia for Islamic Studies for the book entitled Muslim Women in Law and Society (Routledge, 2007). His research interests also include translation studies, medieval Islamic medicine and Arab food history. His latest book is entitled The Sultan’s Feast. A Fifteenth-century Cookbook, which has been longlisted for the Peter Mackenzie Smith Book Prize 2021. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Vice-President of the British Association of Teachers of Arabic (BATA).

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