About this Fellow
Islamic history 1050-1250, especially Iran and Syria; Muslim perspectives of the crusades, the scholar al-Ghazali and the caliphate.
- Professor Emerita of Islamic History, University of Edinburgh; Professor of Islamic History, University of St Andrews
- 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 Ciceronian rhetorical tradition in Latin & vernacular literatures of Western Europe & England; memory training & invention; Middle English literature.
The History and Archaeology of the early Islamic Middle-East, North Africa and Spain c.600-1000 AD
Greek literature, history, and culture from the twelfth century to the present; classical reception in the formation of late medieval and modern Greek identity; the Greek novel since antiquity
The Medieval Latin reception of Aristotle's philosophy in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, especially natural philosophy, rational psychology, and metaphysics; critical editions of Medieval Latin philosophical texts