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Josef Van Ess

Islamic educator

Josef Van Ess, German islamic educator. Recipient Giorgio Levi Della Vida medal, 1999; recipient Iranian Book award Islamic Republic of Iran, 1999. Fellow Medieval Academy of America, Heidelberger Akademie, Académie Inscriptions Belles Lettres, Academia Europea.

Background

Ess, Josef Van was born on April 18, 1934 in Aachen, Germany. Son of Johann and Hubertine Van Ess.

Education

Doctorate, University Bonn, Germany, 1959. Doctorate (honorary), Ecole Pratique Hautes Etudes, Paris, 1996. Doctorate (honorary), Georgetown University, 1997.

Career

Assistant University Frankfurt, 1958-1963, docent, 1964-1967. Associate professor American University, Beirut, 1967-1968. Professor University Tuebingen, Germany, 1968-1999, professor emeritus Germany, since 1999.

Visiting associate professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1967.

Works

Membership

Fellow Medieval Academy of America, Heidelberger Akademie, Académie Inscriptions Belles Lettres, Academia Europea.

Connections

Married Marie-Luise Bremer, August 10, 1959. Children: Margarete, Hans, Gertrud, Richard.

father:
Johann Ess

mother:
Hubertine Van Ess

spouse:
Marie-Luise Bremer

children:
Margarete Ess

Hans Ess

Gertrud Ess

Richard Ess