American Oriental Society

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American Oriental Society

CRUM, Walter Ewing (1865 - 1944), Hon. Member American Oriental Society; JP Renfrewshire

Michael Bonner. Aristocratic Violence and Holy War: Studies in the Jihad and the Arab-Byzantine Frontier. (American Oriental Series, number 81.) New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society. 1996. Pp. xv, 221. $35.00.

MACDONELL, Arthur Anthony (1854 - 1930), Emeritus Professor of Sanskrit, Oxford University; Hon. Fellow of Balliol College; Hon. Fellow of CCC; Fellow of the Royal Danish Academy; Hon. Member of the American Oriental Society, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

BREASTED, James Henry (1865 - 1935), Orientalist, historian; Director of the Oriental Institute since 1919, University of Chicago; Corresponding Member Royal Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1907; Institut de France, 1930; Foreign Member Bavarian Akademie, 1931; Royal Academy of Belgium, 1934; Royal Academy of Denmark, 1935; Archæologisches Institut des Deutschen Reiches, Berlin, 1931; President American Oriental Society, 1918; Hon. Fellow Society of Antiquaries of London, 1919; Member American Philosophical Society, 1919 (Vice-President, 1927–33); Corresponding Member American Geographical Society, 1922; National Academy of Sciences (USA), 1923; Hon. Member Royal Asiatic Society, 1923; President, History of Science Society, 1926; President, American Historical Association, 1928; Gold Medal, Geographic Society of Chicago, 1929; Rosenberger Gold Medal History of Civilization, 1929; Gold Medal, Holland Society, 1930; Gold Medal, distinguished achievement in Fine Arts, American Institute of Architects, 1934

MARSHALL, John Hubert (1876 - 1958), Hon. Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge; Correspondent of the Institut de France; Hon. Member of the American and German Oriental Societies, La Société Asiatique, Royal Batavia Society, L’École Française d’Extrême Orient and Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal; Vice-Pres. of the Royal Asiatic and India Societies; Director-General of Archæology in India, 1902–31

GRIFFITH, Francis Llewellyn (1862 - 1934), Professor (1924) of and Reader in Egyptology, University of Oxford, 1901–32; continued as Deputy 1932–33; Professor Emeritus 1933; Hon. Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford; Corres. Member of Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin, 1900; Fellow of Imperial German Archæological Inst. 1905; Foreign Associate of the Société Asiatique, 1905; Hon. Member Institut Égyptien, 1908; Hon. Dr Phil. of the Universityof Leipzig, 1909; Corresponding Member of the Vienna Acad. of Sciences, 1909; Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, 1912; Correspondent de l’Institut de France (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres), 1929; Hon. Member American Oriental Society, 1931


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Founded in 1842 to encourage basic research in the languages and literatures of the whole of Asia from a humanistic perspective, its scope is now considerably wider. The society's journal (Journal of the American Oriental Society, or JAOS) and monograph series are the major organs for classical Indology in the United States.

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