Islamic history 1050-1250, especially Iran and Syria; Muslim perspectives of the crusades, the scholar al-Ghazali and the caliphate.
About this Fellow
The medievalist Giles Constable is the author or editor of more than 20 books in the area of medieval religious and intellectual history concerning, among other subjects, the origins of monastic tithes, Peter the Venerable, the people and power of Byzantium, medieval religious and social thought, the reformation of the 12th century, Renaissance Florence as seen through the case of Antonio Rinaldeschi, 12th-century crusading, the history of Cluny, and the 14th-century crusading propagandist William of Adam. A work on the California Gold Rush appeared in 2015. He is at work on a short book on early medieval monasticism.
- Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, Princeton; former H C Lea Professor of Medieval History, Harvard University and Director of Dumbarton Oaks
Sanskritic Hindu thought, including classical Vedanta, and 19th-century Bengal; comparative study, with special reference to Hinduism and Indian Christianity
Social history of Christianity in western Europe and the USA in the 19th and 20th century, including urban and working class history, secularisation and international comparison
Psychological models and treatment of recurrent depression; experimental cognitive psychology of the processes that increase risk of suicidality; prevention of suicidal depression through mindfulness-based treatments