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This index of the book Arabic Studies in the Netherlands: A Short History in Portraits, 1580-1950 presents a list of terms and concepts relevant to the discussion of portraits of Wensinck and Kramers on Arabic studies in the Netherlands. The book discusses that the encouragement of commercial contacts with the Islamic world was an important consideration in favour of the study of Arabic in Europe. Thomas Erpenius' professorship had not only laid the academic foundations for the study of Arabic in the Dutch Republic, but it had also demonstrated the social importance of Arabic studies.

Keywords: Arabic studies; Netherlands; Thomas Erpenius' professorship



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