Thursday, May 27, 2004

I am sad. Amer just informed me that French Orientalist Maxime Rodinson has died. He was a huge influence on my thinking, although I never met him. I learned so much from his books and articles, and always made an effort to read everything he wrote. I find it ironic that the best biography of Mohammad was written by this French Marxist atheist. Maxime Rodinson.