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Professor Albert Hourani

Albert Hourani (1915-1993) was born in Manchester, England. He attended Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied philosophy, politics, and economics. In 1948 he was offered a fellowship at Magdalen College and, three years later, took up the post of first university lecturer in the modern history of the Near East, becoming director of the Middle East Centre at St. Antony's College in 1958.