L’Esprit Mediterraneen dans le Proche-Orient.

Zananiri, Gaston.

Book ID: 36255


8vo. 96 pp., publisher’s original wrappers, soiled with light shelf wear to edges, biblio, Unopened copy, small tear to outer edges of last 2 leaves, otherwise copy in overall good condition, Les Cahiers du Sud, Marseilles, 1939.


Gaston Zananiri (1904 – 1996) was an eminent scholar, historian, and poet of Alexandria, Egypt. His father Georges Zananiri Pasha (1863–1956) was Secretary General of the Sanitary Maritime and Quarantine Board of Egypt. He belonged to a Syrian Melkite family which had migrated to Egypt from Syria centuries earlier. Gaston’s mother was Marie Ines Bauer, of Hungarian Jewish extraction on her father’s side and Italian on her mother’s side. Gaston worked for the Egyptian Foreign Office from 1940 to 1950. In 1948 he founded the ‘Alexandrian center of studies and in 1951 he moved to Paris in France and became a Dominican priest.

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