Impressum and Acknowledgement

„Get wisdom, get insight” (Proverbs 4:5)

Ignaz Goldziher (1850-1921), the founder of Islamic Studies in Europe

The website was created in 2021, on the 100th anniversary of Ignaz Goldziher’s death, on the occasion of the Hungarian Science Festival, by the Oriental Collection of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the Goldziher Ignác Institute of Jewish History and Culture and with the support of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


Project manager: Ágnes Kelecsényi

Concept: Kinga Dévényi


  • Kinga Dévényi
  • Ágnes Kelecsényi (Academy)
  • Miklós Konrád (Jewish community)
  • Erzsébet Mislovics (Family)
  • Tamás Turán (Jewish Studies)

English translation: Gábor Korvin

Revised by: David G. Hirsch

Photos and scans:

  • János Boromisza
  • Digitális Képkönyvtár
  • Zsanett Kun
  • Zsolt Székely
  • Andrea Tóth
  • Dávid Vágvölgyi


  • Judit Bagi
  • Erika Bilicsi
  • Dániel Fodor
  • Judit Jablonkay
  • Antal Haász
  • Ágnes Sallai
  • Petra Simon

Website: Ben Horvath (Brandforce >>)

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We thank our partners for the documents they have provided to us:

  • The Ráday Collection of the Danubian Reformed Church District
  • Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives
  • Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary – University of Jewish Studies
  • National Széchényi Library
  • Library of King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár


Special thanks to Antal Babus, Rita Haffner, Nóra Szegedi, Balázs Tamási, Zsuzsanna Toronyi and Pál Tömöry for their help in the preparation of the website and the bibliography.

We are also grateful to Yohanan Friedman (JSAI), the editorial staff of the JSS, and above all to Miklós Murányi and Ádám Mestyán for permission to publish translations of Goldziher’s works on our website.


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