Jack bin Philip Tajir was a Syrian-Egyptian historian, translator and writer from Cairo, Egypt. Fluent in both Arabic and French, he received his elementary education at the College des Freres and later went on to work as a librarian of a private library in Qasr Abdeen (Abdeen Palace). After publishing his renowned book Aqbat wa Musilmoon (Copts and Muslims) in 1952, Tajir was mysteriously murdered. Among his notable works include Harakit Al-Tarjama bi Masr khilal Al-Karn Al-Tasi’ Ashar (The Translation Movement in Egypt throughout the 19th Century), Isma’il Kama Tosaweroho Al-Watha’iq Al-Rasmiya (Isma’il Portrayal in Official Documents) and Maktabat Al-Kahira (Cairo’s Libraries), the latter of which he wrote in French.
Yasmeen Serhan 2015-07-06T06:57:29+00:00