Harold Bowen Collection

Scope and Content

MS of unpublished book on Nizam ul-Mulk; notes on the Arabs in Spain and Sicily, 8-11th centuries; MS of 6 lectures on the Arab conquest on North Africa and Spain; sources for a history of Muslims in Europe; notes on various aspects of Islamic history; lecture and course notes on the history of the Ottoman Empire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harold C. Bowen

Academic, Arabist and teacher. Further details unknown.


Box 1 History of Nizam al-Mulk

Box 2 Arabs and Spain

Box 3 Sources for History of Muslims in Europe

Box 4 Essays, Course Notes and Draft History of Ottoman Empire

Box 5 Lectures and Course Notes

Access Information


For further information on how to use the Middle East Centre Archive, please see our Archon entry at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/a/A13531965

Acquisition Information

Given by his daughter Mrs. Clarissa Heald, Mar 1968.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description created by Clare Brown 12 Jun 1998 and revised by Debbie Usher 12 Mar 2004. File level description revised by Thomas Stanbury 16 Apr 2012.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions on copying or quotation other than statutory regulations and preservation concerns

Custodial History

In the possession of the Bowen family

Geographical Names