Rev. Middle East Stud. volume 53, issue 2, P337-339 2019 DOI: 10.1017/rms.2019.64 View full text
Kathryn Babayan

Abstract: With the passing of Michael Bonner on May 25, 2019, our community of students and professors at the University of Michigan has lost its pillar. Michael joined the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan in 1989 shortly after he received his Ph.D. in Medieval Islamic History from Princeton University. He laid the foundation for our program in Islamic history and religious studies with the hiring of Alexander Knysh, Gottfried Hagen, and myself, thus turning a department that was world re…

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