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Finding Aid for the Rudolf Gelpke collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts, ca. 1447-1902
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Collection consists of 24 bound manuscripts. Subjects include astronomy and astrology, belles-lettres, grammar, history, philosophy and theology.
Rudolf Gelpke (1928-1972) was an Islamic scholar of Swiss nationality. After taking his doctorate in Islamic studies from the University of Basel in 1957, Gelpke held positions at the University of Teheran and the University of Bern, and was an Associate Professor at UCLA from September 1962 to May 1963. After living in Teheran for eight years as a freelance writer, Gelpke returned to Switzerland, where he died of a stroke at the age of 43. In addition to several papers, Gelpke was the author of Vom Raush im Orient und Okzident (On Inebriation in the East and the West), Ernst Klett Verlag, Stuttgart, 1966.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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