Robert Gleave is Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter. He is the Director of the ‘Clerical Authority in Shi’i Islam’ project.
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Published in British Academy Review, No. 19 (January 2012).
Peter Mackridge is Professor Emeritus of Modern Greek at the University of Oxford and a visiting professor at King’s College London. This was one of three lectures given at the British Academy on 18-20 October 2011 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the British School at Athens.