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Arabic Studies Scholar at Freie Universität Receives Iran's Book of the Year Award

Dr. Isabel Toral-Niehoff, Privatdozentin at the Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies at Freie Universität, was awarded the prestigious World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the German-speaking world. Toral-Niehoff received the award on March 9, 2017, for her work Al-Hira: Eine arabische Kulturmetropole im spätantiken Kontext (Al-Hira: An Arabic Cultural Metropolis in Late Antiquity). The book deals with the religiously diverse cosmopolitan composition of the pre-Islamic Arab city of Al-Hira near today's Kufa, which was located in the cultural sphere of influence of the Iranian Sasanian dynasty...

(Source: Freie Universität Berlin News