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

Mr Peter Webb

BA, MA (London)

Overview

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London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Name:
Mr Peter Webb
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Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
306
Thesis title:
The Pre-Islamic Past: The 'Idea' of History and Historical Reconstruction
Internal Supervisors

Biography

Classical Arabic history and literature; pre-Islamic poetry; "al-Jahiliyya" and the Muslim reconstruction of pre-Islamic history

Publications

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. (In Press)

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.

Articles

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

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 (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 .

This list was generated on Fri Dec 19 00:37:34 2014 GMT.