Daniel Newman is Professor of Arabic and Head of the Arabic Department at Durham University. His research has centred on Arabic geographical and travel literature (with special focus on Arab travellers to Europe in the nineteenth century) as well as the Tunisian and Egyptian Nahda movements, on which he has published extensively. In 2009, he was the co-recipient of the World Award of the President of the Republic of Tunisia for Islamic Studies for the book entitled Muslim Women in Law and Society. He is editor of the series on “Makers of the Modern Middle East” (I.B. Tauris). His forthcoming books are Images and Representations: Tunisian Travellers to Europe in the 19th Century and Rifa’a al-Tahtawi: A Nineteenth-Century Egyptian Educationalist and Reformer.