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Denis Sinor
Denis Sinor
(born Dénes Zsinór, April 17, 1916 in Kolozsvár (Austria-Hungary, now Cluj-Napoca, Romania) – January 12, 2011 in Bloomington, Indiana[1]) was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Central Asian Studies
Central Asian Studies
at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana
Indiana
University and a tenured lecturer at Cambridge University between 1948 and 1962, and was one of the world's leading scholars for the history of Central Asia. Under his directorship, the Central Asian Studies at Indiana
Indiana
University became one of the world's foremost centers for Central Asian history, languages and linguistics. He grew up in Hungary and Switzerland and went to university in Budapest. During the Second World War, he was a member of the French resistance, served in the French army, and became a French citizen. Sinor wrote eight books and edited an additional thirteen. He authored more than 160 articles in several languages such as English, German, French, Hungarian, Russian and many other, more than 150 book reviews, and also contributed to Encyclopædia Britannica.[2] Sinor also served as editor of the Journal of Asian History starting with the publication's inception in 1967. Selected works[edit]

History of Hungary. New York: Praeger. 1959.  Inner Asia; History-Civilization-Languages: A syllabus. Bloomington: Indiana
Indiana
University Press. 1969.  Inner Asia and its Contacts with Medieval Europe. London: Variorum. 1977. ISBN 978-0-86078-001-4.  The Uralic Languages: description, history, and foreign influences. New York: Brill Publishers. 1988. p. 518. ISBN 978-90-04-07741-6.  Sinor, Denis, ed. (1990). The Cambridge History of Early Inner Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Cambridge University
Press. ISBN 978-0-521-24304-9.  The Uralic and Altaic Series. London: Curzon Press. 1996. ISBN 978-0-7007-0380-7.  Studies in Medieval Inner Asia. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing. 1997. ISBN 978-0-86078-632-0.  Sinor, Denis. 1999. “The Mongols in the West”. Journal of Asian History; 33 (1). Harrassowitz Verlag: 1–44. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41933117.

References[edit]

^ Obituary for Denis Sinor ^ "Denis Sinor". Department of Central Eurasian Studies. Indiana University. Oct 26, 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 

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Denis Sinor
Denis Sinor
Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana
Indiana
University

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Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana
Indiana
University

Current faculty:

Christopher Beckwith László Borhi Gardner Bovingdon Jamsheed Choksy Sibel Crum Shahyar Daneshgar Devin Deweese Seema Golestaneh Kathryn Graber Malik Hodjaev Marianne Kamp György Kara Piibi-Kai Kivik Edward Lazzerini Tserenchunt Legden Paul Losensky Gulnisa Nazarova Öner Özçelik Gedun Rabsal Elisa Räsänen Toivo Raun Ron Sela Nazif Shahrani Kemal Silay Valeria Varga

Former faculty:

Gustav Bayerle Yuri Bregel William Fierman Thubten Jigme Norbu Denis Sinor Elliot Sperling Mihály Szegedy-Maszak

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 187215467 LCCN: n79063903 ISNI: 0000 0001 0862 6735 GND: 118614681 SUDOC: 029310482 BNF: cb12096376t (data) SNAC: w6sj2s16

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