Ullendorff, Edward

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ULLENDORFF, Edward. British, b. 1920. Genres: Theology/Religion, Area studies, History, Language/Linguistics. Career: Emeritus Professor of Ethiopian Studies and Semitic Languages, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1982- (Professor 1964-82). Fellow, British Academy, 1965- (Vice-President, 1980-82); Fellow, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, 1998-; Hon. Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hebrew Studies, 1998-. Research Officer, Oxford University, Institute of Colonial Studies, 1948-49; Lecturer then Reader in Semitic Languages, St. Andrews University, 1950-59; Professor of Semitic Languages, University of Manchester, 1959- 64. Publications: The Definite Article in the Semitic Languages, 1941; Exploration and Study of Abyssinia, 1945; Catalogue of Ethiopian Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 1951; The Ethiopian Manuscripts in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, 1953; The Semitic Languages of Ethiopia, 1955; The Ethiopians, 1959, 5th ed., 2000; (with S. Wright) Catalogue of Ethiopian Manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library, 1961; Comparative Semitics, 1961; (joint ed.) Studies in Honour of G.R. Driver, 1962; (with S. Moscati and others) Introduction to Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languages, 1964; An Amharic Chrestomathy, 1965; The Challenge of Amharic, 1965; Ethiopia and the Bible, 1968; (co) Solomon and Sheba, 1974; The Autobiography of Emperor Haile Sellassie, 1976; Studies in Semitic Languages and Civilizations, 1977; (with M.A. Knibb) A New Edition of the Book of Enoch, 1978; The Bawdy Bible, 1979; (co) The Emperor Theodore's Amharic Letters to Queen Victoria and Her Special Envoy, 1979; (with C.F. Beckingham) The Hebrew Letters of Prester John, 1982; Tigrinya Chrestomathy, 1985; Studia Aethiopica et Semitica, 1987, The Two Zions, 1988; From the Bible to Enrico Cerulli, 1990; H.J. Polotsky, 1905-1991, 1992; From Haile Sellasse to H.J. Polotsky, 1995. Address: 4 Bladon Close, Oxford OX2 8AD, England.