Monograph Series: The Early and Medieval Islamic World
Posted on April 30, 2017 18:13
Monograph Series: The Early and Medieval Islamic World

Call for Book Proposals

I.B.Tauris invites submissions for inclusion in its academic monograph series, The Early and Medieval Islamic World. Led by series editor Professor Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard University), the series promotes innovative research on the period 500–1500 AD with the Islamic world, as it ebbed and flowed from Marrakesh to Palermo and Cairo to Kabul, as the central pivot.

Thematic focus within this remit is broad, from the cultural and social to the political and economic, with preference given to studies of societies and cultures from a socio-historical perspective. It aims to foster a community of unique voices on the medieval Islamic world, shining light into its lesser studied corners.

Key areas of focus are:

  • Transition to the ‘medieval’ world, especially archaeological approaches
  • Close textual readings and translations
  • Trade and the economy
  • Travel and exploration
  • Government and warfare
  • Societies and communities
  • Material culture and art
  • History of ideas
  • Inter-religious contact, conflict and exchange
  • Prominent and influential figures

I.B.Tauris invites submissions from both new and established scholars for inclusion in the series. For further information, and to submit a proposal, please contact: Tom Stottor, Editor,

Series editor

  • Professor Roy Mottahedeh, Harvard University


  • Professor Simon Barton, University of Exeter
  • Dr Amira Bennison, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Farhad Daftary, Institute of Ismaili Studies
  • Professor Simon Doubleday, Hofstra University
  • Professor Frank Griffel, Yale University
  • Professor Remke Kruk, Leiden University
  • Professor Beatrice Manz, Tufts University
  • Dr Bernard O’Kane, American University in Cairo
  • Dr Andrew Peacock, University of St Andrews
  • Dr Yossef Rapoport, Queen Mary Univeristy of London

New and forthcoming titles

  • Cross Veneration in the Medieval Islamic World: Christian Identity and Practice under Muslim Rule, by Charles Tieszen
  • Power and Knowledge in Medieval Islam: Shi’i and Sunni Encounters in Baghdad, by Tariq Al-Jamil
  • Gypsies in the Medieval Islamic World: The History of a People, by Kristina Richardson
  • Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World: The Value of Chronicles as Archives, by Fozia Bora
  • Music and Musicians in the Medieval Islamic World: A Social and Cultural History, Lisa Nielson
  • The Eastern Frontier: Limits of Empire in Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia, Robert Haug

Guidelines for submitting proposals are on the website at: