Denis Sinor (born Dénes Zsinór, April 17, 1916 in Kolozsvár
(Austria-Hungary, now Cluj-Napoca, Romania) – January 12, 2011 in
Bloomington, Indiana) was a Distinguished
Professor Emeritus of
Central Asian Studies
Central Asian Studies at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at
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
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. Sinor also served as
editor of the Journal of Asian History starting with the publication's
inception in 1967.
History of Hungary. New York: Praeger. 1959.
Inner Asia; History-Civilization-Languages: A syllabus. Bloomington:
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.
Sinor, Denis, ed. (1990). The Cambridge History of Early Inner Asia.
Cambridge University Press.
The Uralic and Altaic Series. London: Curzon Press. 1996.
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.
^ Obituary for Denis Sinor
^ "Denis Sinor". Department of Central Eurasian Studies. Indiana
University. Oct 26, 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
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