German Orientalist Meets [Archives:1997/42/Local News]

October 20 1997

Yemeni Intellectuals
Professor Annemarie Schimmel of Germany is in Yemen on a ten-day visit to the country at the invitation of the Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdul-Karim Al-Iryani. Dr. Schimmel gave a lecture on the life and work of another orientalist, Dr. Friedrich-Ruckert-Preis. She also met with a number of Yemeni intellectuals and scholars. Dr. Schimmel is a leading scholar on Islamic studies. She speaks Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and has published extensively.