The British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in Middle Eastern Studies

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The British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in Middle Eastern Studies

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Value

The Prize total value is now worth 10,000 pounds provided by the Abdullah Al-Mubarak Foundation



Conditions

1.
Submitted books should be published during the calendar year 2007 and listed in Whitaker's Books in Print.
2.
Particular consideration will be given to books of sound scholarship which enhance understanding of the Middle East among a wider readership in the English speaking world.
3.
Translations of work published in other modern languages are not eligible.
4.
The judges welcome entries on any aspect of Middle East studies.
5.
Normally the chronological remit of the prize will be from the rise of Islam until the present day, but outstanding scholarly entries from the pre-Islamic era may also be considered.
6.
The award of the prize is the sole responsibility of the judges, whose decision is final. If the judges so decide, the prize may be divided.
7.
The criteria on which the judges' decision will be based will be:
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Originality
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Clarity and Accessibility
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Importance to the field
8.
Collections of articles by several authors published in a single volume will not be considered.
9.
Entries will be welcomed from the following fields:
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Language and literature
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Islamic Studies
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Sociology, anthropology, history, politics, geography, economics and international relations
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Islamic art and archaeology
10.
To submit entries, you should return this form no later than 10th February, together with 7 copies of each title submitted to the Administrative Office.

Winners

2007 Winners

Two works were awarded 4,000 pounds each:

1.
"Islam and Moral Economy: The Challenge of Capitalism," by Charles Tripp.
2.
"Islamic Calligraphy," by Sheila Blair.

Two other works were awarded a prize of 1,000 pounds each:

1.
"Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the 16th to the 21st Century," by the Dutch scholar Ruud Peters.
2.
"The Church of the East, an illustrated history of Assyrian Christianity," by Christopher Baumer.

Address

BRISMES Administrative Office
Institute for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies
Durham University
The Al-Qasimi Building
Elvet Hill Road
Durham
DH1 3TU
UK

Tel: 0191 33 45179
Fax: 0191 33 45661
E-mail: a.l.haysey@durham.ac.uk

URL

http://www.dur.ac.uk/brismes/book_prize.htm
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