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A quel tempo [[William Laud]] era [[Vescovo di Londra]] e Rettore della [[University of Oxford]], e Pococke fu giudicato persona in grado di aiutarlo nella sua opera di perfezionamento di quella università. Laud istituì una [[Laudian Professor of Arabic|cattedra di arabo]] a Oxford, e invitò Pococke ad occuparla. Questi assunse tale cattedra il [[10 agosto]] []; ma la successiva estate navigò verso [[Costantinopoli]] per proseguire i propri studi e raccogliere ulteriori libri, rimanendo nella capitale ottomana per circa tre anni.
==Ritorno in Inghilterra==
When he returned to England, Laud was in the [[Tower of London]], but had taken the precaution to make the Arabic chair permanent. Pococke does not seem to have been an extreme churchman or to have been active in politics. His rare scholarship and personal qualities brought him influential friends, foremost among these being [[John Selden]] and [[John Owen]]. Through their offices he obtained, in 1648, the chair of [[Hebrew language|Hebrew]], though he lost the emoluments of the post soon after, and did not recover them till the [[English Restoration|Restoration]].
These events hampered Pococke in his studies, or so he complained in the preface to his ''[[Eutychius]]''; he resented the attempts to remove him from his parish of [[Childrey]], a college living near [[Wantage]] in [[North Berkshire]] (now Oxfordshire) which he had accepted in 1643. In 1649, he published the ''Specimen historiae arabum'', a short account of the origin and manners of the Arabs, taken from [[Bar-Hebraeus]] (Abulfaragius), with notes from a vast number of manuscript sources which are still valuable. This was followed in 1655 by the ''Porta Mosis'', extracts from the [[Arabic language|Arabic]] commentary of [[Maimonides]] on the ''[[Mishnah]]'', with translation and very learned notes; and in 1656 by the annals of Eutychius in Arabic and [[Latin language|Latin]]. He also gave active assistance to [[Brian Walton (bishop)|Brian Walton]]'s polyglot bible, and the preface to the various readings of the ''Arabic [[Pentateuch]]'' is from his hand.
The theological works of Pococke were collected, in two volumes, in 1740, with a curious account of his life and writings by [[L Twells]].
==Collegamenti esterni ==
*[http://64.1911encyclopedia.org/P/PO/POCOCKE_EDWARD.htm Biography from 1911 Encyclopedia]
*[http://www.berkshirehistory.com/bios/epococke.html Royal Berkshire History: Edward Pococke]