Roy Mottahedeh

Roy Mottahedeh

Gurney Professor of Islamic History and Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University
Roy Mottahedeh

Professor Mottahedeh's major work is on the pre-modern social and intellectual history of the Islamic Middle East. His publications include Loyalty and Leadership in an Early Islamic Society (1980) and The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran (1985). He is the faculty adviser of a new journal, The Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review. He is currently working on the medieval Middle Eastern literature on "marvels."

Professor Mottahedeh is teaching; his last leave was spring 2013.

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Harvard University
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Cambridge, MA 02138

office hours: contact The History Department

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