Louis Blin

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Dr. Louis Blin is a Senior Associate Fellow at KFCRIS for the period between January 2021 and December 2023. He is the Director of the Middle East Directions Programme at the European University Institute in Florence. He previously served the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Arabist diplomat, being posted in Algeria, Syria, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco. He also conducted research at the Centre d’études et de documentation économique, juridique et sociale (CEDEJ; Centre for Economic, Legal, and Social Study and Documentation) in Cairo, a unit of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, and served as the editor of the Arab Oil & Gas magazine in Paris. He holds his PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Paris Sorbonne.

 

Publications at KFCRIS

France and the First Saudi State,” Qira’at, 2021.

 

Books

 

La Ligue Islamique Mondiale. Le Renouveau Musulman?, [The World Muslim League: An Islamic Revival?], Paris: Hémisphères/ Maisonneuve et Larose, 2022.

Alexandre Dumas. Récits d’Arabie, présentés et annotés par Louis Blin [Alexandre Dumas: Tales from Arabia, Introduction and Annotations by Louis Blin], Paris: L’Harmattan, 2022.

 L’Arabie Saoudite, de l’Or noir à la mer Rouge, [Saudi Arabia: From Black Gold to the Red Sea], Paris: Eyrolles, 2021.

 La Ville d’Ève. Anthologie de l’iconographie Française de Djeddah Jusqu’en 1940, [Eve’s City: An Anthology of the French Iconography of Jeddah up to 1940], Paris: Geuthner, 2021.

La Découverte de l’Arabie par les Français. Anthologie de textes sur Djeddah, 1697-1939, [The Discovery of Arabia by the French: Anthology of Texts on Jeddah, 1697-1939], Paris: Geuthner, 2019.