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Professor Wilferd Madelung FBA

About this Fellow

Early and medieval History of the Islamic world

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Appointments

Current post

  • Formerly Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Islamic History, The University of Chicago, 1964 - 1978
  • Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford, 1978 - 1998
  • formerly Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford, University of Oxford, 1978
  • formerly Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford, University of Oxford, 1978

Publications

Der Imam al-Qasim ibn Ibrahim und die Glaubenslehre der Zaiditen 1965

Religious trends in early Islamic Iran 1988

The succession to Muhammad: a study of the early Caliphate 1997

Studies in medieval Shi'ism 2012

Studies in medieval Muslim thought and history 2013

Other Africa, Asia and the Middle East Fellows

Professor John Mack

The anthropology and history of art and material culture, especially in equatorial Africa and the western Indian Ocean; comparative work on themes such as memory, miniaturisation, and the experience of the environment

Professor Emilie Savage-Smith

The history of medicine and science in medieval Islam; medieval Arabic artefacts and treatises relating to ophthalmology, anatomy, cartography (celestial and terrestrial), and divinatory techniques

Professor Peter Jackson

The Mongol Empire & its relations with the Catholic West; the Crusades & the Latin East; & the eastern Islamic world in the Middle Ages.

Professor Elizabeth Perry

The history and politics of modern China, with special attention to traditions of rebellion and revolution and their influence on contemporary patterns of protest and governance