Dr. Fayez Al-Suyaá


Dr. Fayez Al-Suyaá, the Jordanian professor of socio-economics has been given his share of the award for his translation from English into Arabic of the book The Age of Capital (1848-1875), written by Eric Hobsbawm. The value of the English original lies in its objective surveying of the historical events which directly contributed to the rise of contemporary capitalism, events which played a crucial role in the economic transformations the world is witnessing today. The book predicted later events that followed the surveyed epoch, such as the rise of very influential economies like the European community, the international common market, the World Trade Organization, and free markets. The Arabic translation is distinguished in terms of its overall high quality, excellent language use, and consistency and clarity of meaning when compared with the original.