SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Peter Webb

BA, MA, PhD (London)
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Overview

Peter Webb
Department of History

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Name:
Dr Peter Webb
Email address:
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
306
Office Hours:
Mondays 3-5pm

Biography

Classical Arabic history and literature; Arab identity in early Islam; "al-Jahiliyya" and the Muslim reconstruction of pre-Islamic history; pre-Islamic poetry

Teaching

Publications

Authored Books

Webb, Peter (2016) Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (In Press)

Book Chapters

Webb, Peter (2013) 'The Hajj before Muhammad: Journeys to Mecca in Muslim Narratives of Pre-Islamic History.' In: Hajj: Collected Essays. London: British Museum, pp. 6-14.

Webb, Peter (2013) 'Poetry and the Early Islamic Historical Tradition: Poetry and narratives of the Battle of Ṣiffīn.' In: Poetry and Warfare in Middle Eastern Literatures. London: IB Tauris, pp. 119-144.

Journal Articles

Webb, Peter (2015) 'Pre-Islamic al-Shām in Classical Arabic Literature: Spatial narratives and history-telling.' Studia Islamica, 110 (2). pp. 135-164.

Webb, Peter (2014) 'Al-Jāhiliyya: Uncertain Times of Uncertain Meanings.' Der Islam, 91 (1). pp. 69-94.

Webb, Peter (2012) ''Foreign books' in Arabic literature: discourses on books, knowledge and ethnicity in the writings of al-Jāḥiẓ.' Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, 12 (2). pp. 16-55.

Webb, Peter (2012) 'Muhammad’s ascension to the Heavenly Spheres: ‘Utopian Travel’: Fact and Fiction in making Utopias.' Middle Eastern Literatures, 15 (3). pp. 240-256.

Book Reviews

Webb, Peter (2015) 'Review of Aziz al-Azmeh: The Emergence of Islam in Late Antiquity.' al-Usur al-Wusta, 23 (1). pp. 149-153.

Webb, Peter (2015) 'Review of Robert Hoyland: In God's Path.' The Times Literary Supplement . pp. 24-25.

Webb, Peter (2013) 'Review of Geert Jan van Gelder, 'Classical Arabic Literature'.' The Times Literary Supplement .

Webb, Peter (2013) 'Review of Malcolm Lyons, 'The Man of Wiles in Popular Arabic Literature'.' The Times Literary Supplement .

Webb, Peter (2012) '“Islam’s Real Origins?” Review of Tom Holland, In the Shadow of the Sword.' Evening Standard .

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