Andrew Peacock

2017 - 2018 FELLOWS

Andrew Peacock

  • University: University of St Andrews
  • Field: Medieval
  • Research Topic: Religious and Social Change in Mongol Anatolia, c. 1250–1350
  • E-mail: acsp@st-andrews.ac.uk

Dr.Peacock is Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic History at the University of St Andrews, UK. His research focuses on the medieval history of Anatolia and the wider Middle East, and publications include Early Seljuq History (2010), The Great Seljuk Empire (2015), and as co-editor, The Seljuks of Anatolia (2013), Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia (2015) and Islamic Literature and Intellectual Life in Medieval Anatolia (2016). During his time at ANAMED he will be working on the cultural and intellectual history of Anatolia in the period of Mongol domination, focusing on the collections of Arabic and Persian manuscripts in Istanbul. This project aims to shed new light on one of the most neglected periods in Anatolian history by integrating the evidence of literary and religious texts into the historical interpretation of the major changes that occurred in this period, such as increasing conversion to Islam, and their political background.

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