Professor Carole Hillenbrand FBA

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

Elected 2007

Current post

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

Past appointments

University of St Andrews Professor Emerita of Islamic History

Jan 2013 -

University of Edinburgh Professor Emerita

Oct 2008 -

Dartmouth College, USA Visiting Professor

Jan 2005 -

University of Groningen, Netherlands Visiting Professor

Jan 2002 -

University of Edinburgh Professor of Islamic History, University of Edinburgh

Jan 2000 -

University of Edinburgh Reader in Islamic History

Jan 1990 - Jan 2000


Turkish myth and Muslim symbol: the Battle of Manzikert

Published in 2007

The Crusades: Islamic perspectives

Published in 1999

A Muslim principality in Crusader times: the early Artuqid state

Published in 1990

The waning of the Umayyad caliphate

Published in 1989

What is Islamic studies?

Professor Carole Hillenbrand FBA

Professor Carole Hillenbrand explains how the academic discipline of Islamic studies seeks to explain what the Islamic world has achieved in the past and what the future holds for it.

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