Maurice Gaudefroy-Demombynes

Maurice Gaudefroy-Demombynes
Born 15 December 1862
Died 12 August 1957(1957-08-12) (aged 94)
Occupation Scholar

Maurice Gaudefroy-Demombynes (15 December 1862 – 12 August 1957) was a French Arabist, a specialist in Islam and the history of religions.

His best known works are his historical and religious studies on Hajj and Muslim institutions. He also translated into French in an annotated edition the story of Arab travel writer and explorer Ibn Jubair (1145–1217).[1] His book written after Arab authors on Syria at the time of the Mamluk is also a seminal work.

Maurice Gaudefroy-Demombynes was a professor at the École nationale des langues orientales vivantes (today INALCO).




  1. Ibn Jubayr: Voyages. Traduits et annotés. Paris, Librairie orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1949-1965 (4 parts in 1 volume). (c. 1965) (Documents relatifs à l'histoire des Croisades, 4-7)
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