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Professor Carole Hillenbrand FBA

About this Fellow

Islamic history 1050-1250, especially Iran and Syria; Muslim perspectives of the crusades, the scholar al-Ghazali and the caliphate.



Current post

  • Professor Emerita of Islamic History, University of Edinburgh; Professor of Islamic History, University of St Andrews

Past Appointments

  • Reader in Islamic History, University of Edinburgh, 1990 - 2000
  • Visiting Professor, University of Groningen, Netherlands, 2002
  • Visiting Professor, Dartmouth College, USA, 2005
  • Professor of Islamic History, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 2000
  • Professor Emerita of Islamic History, University of St Andrews, 2013
  • Professor Emerita, University of Edinburgh, 2008

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2010 - 2013


The waning of the Umayyad caliphate 1989


A Muslim principality in Crusader times: the early Artuqid state 1990


The Crusades: Islamic perspectives 1999


Turkish myth and Muslim symbol: the Battle of Manzikert 2007


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