Recognising the best scholarly work in Middle Eastern Studies 


The British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize was founded thanks to an endowment of the Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah Foundation. The prize attracts around 50 nominations from some 20 publishers each year. The prize is awarded for the best scholarly work on the Middle East. Normally the chronological remit of the prize will be from the rise of Islam until the present day, but outstanding scholarly entries from the pre-Islamic era may also be considered.


The Prize

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The Prize has close links with the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, and the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies