SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

George Lane

BA, MA, PhD (London), Dip RSA (Beirut)
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George Lane
Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Senior Teaching Fellow in the History of the Middle East and Central Asia

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

EAP Teacher

Centre for Iranian Studies

Member

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

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Name:
Dr George Lane
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Tuesdays &Thursdays 1.30-2.30pm or by appointment

Biography

History of The Middle East and Central Asia, Medieval Iran and the Mongol Empire.

George Lane (ed) with contributions from Alexander Morton , Florence Hodous and Qing Chen, The Phoenix Mosque of Mediaeval Hangzhou, BIPS, Gingko Publications, London, July, 2018. 

George Lane, The Mongols in Iran: Quțb al-Dīn Shīrāzī’s Akhbār-i-Moghūlān, Routledge, London, May, 2018.

George Lane, A Short History of the Mongols (I.B. Tauris Short Histories), I.B. Tauris, London, 2018 

The following are chapters in books:

George Lane, “Ilkhanid Iran and Yuan China” in The Idea of Iran: post-Mongol polities and the reinvention of Iranian identities, ed. Sarah Steward & Sussan Babaie, I.B. Tauris, London, 2019 (Forthcoming).

George Lane,  “Chaghataids”; “Turcoman Confederations”; “The Mongol Empire” in John MacKenzie (ed), Encyclopaedia of Empire, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, 2016. 

George Lane, “The Phoenix Mosque and the Persian Community of Mediaeval Hangzhou”, chapter in Charles Melville and Bruno de Nicola, (eds,). The Mongols' Middle East: Continuity and Transformation in Ilkhanid Iran. Brill, 2016

These are Journal chapters and encyclopaedia entries

George E. Lane, “ṬUSI, NAṢIR-AL-DIN,” Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition, 2018, available at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/tusi-nasir-al-din-bio (accessed on 24th April 2018).

 George Lane, “Verbal Jousting: Mongols at Play” in Timothy May & Peter Jackson (eds) Festschrift in Honour of David Morgan, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, London, January 2016. 

GEORGE LANE (2012). Mongol News: The Akhbār-i Moghulān dar Anbāneh Qutb by Quṭb al-Dīn Maḥmūd ibn Mas’ūd Shīrāzī. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (Third Series), 22, pp 541-559. doi:10.1017/S1356186312000375.

  George Lane, “The Mongols in Iran” in The Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Asian History, Oxford University Press, New York, 2018 (forthcoming) 

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Publications

Authored Books

Lane, George (2006) Daily Life in the Mongol Empire. Westport: Greenwood Press.

Lane, George (2004) Genghis Khan and Mongol Rule. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.

Lane, George (2003) Early Mongol Rule in Thirteenth-Century Iran. A Persian Renaissance. London: Routledge Curzon.

Articles

Lane, George (2011) 'The Phoenix Mosque of Hangzhou 关于元代的杭州风凰寺'. Qinghua Yuanshi 清华元史 1.

Lane, George (2003) 'The Legacy of the Mongols: China and Iran, tr. Huang Mixang'. Middle East Studies, (41) 2.

Lane, George (1999) 'An Account of Gregory Bar Hebraeus Abu al-Faraj and His Relations with the Mongols of Persia'. Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, (2) 2.

Lane, George (1999) 'Arghun Aqa: Mongol Bureaucrat in Iran'. Iranian Studies, (32) 4, pp 459-482.

Book Chapters

Lane, George (2015) 'Persian Notables of the Ilkhanate'. In: Amitai, Reuven and Biran, Michal, (eds.), Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change. Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.

Lane, George (2012) 'The Mongols in Iran'. In: Daryaee, Touraj, (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lane, George (2012) 'Chinggis Khan, World Conqueror'. In: Matheson, Lister M., (ed.), Icons of the Middle Ages. Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood, pp 134-140.

Lane, George (2012) 'Genghis Khan'. In: Matheson, Lister M., (ed.), Icons of the Middle Ages. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press. [Forthcoming]

Lane, George (2012) 'Whose secret Intent?'. In: Rossabi, Morris, (ed.), Eurasian Influences On Yuan China: Cross-Cultural Transmissions in the 13th and 14th Centuries. Singapore: Univerity of Singapore Press, pp 1-40. [Inpress]

Lane, George (2011) 'The Dali Stele'. In: Kilic-Schubel, Nurten and Binbash, Evrim, (eds.), Horizons of the World: Festschrift for Isenbike Togan = Hududü'l-Alem: İsenbike Togan'a Armağan,. Istanbul: Ithaki Press.

Lane, George (2009) '“Nasir al-Din Tusi”; “Sayyed ‘Ajall”; “Phoenix Mosque, Hangzhou” and “Uzan Hasan”'. Encyclopaedia Iranica. Columbia, New York: Columbia University.

Lane, George (2007) ''Ata Malik Joveini' and 'Pur Baha'. In: Yarshater, E., (ed.), Encyclopaedia Iranica. Columbia, New York: Bibliotheca Persica Press.

Lane, George (2005) '"Konya" & "Ilkhanate"'. In: Meri, Joef W., (ed.), Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia. London: Routledge.

Lane, George (2004) 'The Mongols'. The Times complete history of the world. London: Collins.

Lane, George (2004) ''Genghis Khan' and 'The Mongol Conquests''. In: Shelton, D., (ed.), Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. New York: Macmillan Reference.

Lane, George (2004) '[The Mongols] 'Appearance', 'law', 'hunting', 'food and drink', 'clothing', 'health and medicine', 'kingship', 'religion', 'the army' and 'women''. In: Salisbury, Joyce E., (ed.), The Greenwood encyclopedia of daily life: a tour through history from ancient times to the present. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.

Book Reviews

Lane, George (2011) 'Review of Early Seljūq History: A New Interpretation. (Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey) by Andrew Peacock. London: Routledge, 2010.'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (74) 2, pp 326-328.

Lane, George (2008) 'Review of Ed Husain, 'The Islamist''. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, (18) 3, pp 389-391.

Lane, George (2008) 'Review of Stephen G. Haw, 'Marco Polo's China: A venetian in the realm of Khubilal Khan''. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, (18) 3, pp 378-381.

Lane, George (2008) 'Review of Michal Biran, 'Chinggis Khan''. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, (18) 2, pp 230-233.

Lane, George (2008) 'Review of 'The Turks in the Early Islamic World', edited by Clifford Edmund Bosworth'. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, (18) 1, pp 105-107.

Lane, George (2007) 'Review of Peter Jackson, 'The Mongols and the West, 1221–1410''. English Historical Review, (122) 495, pp 163-165.

Lane, George (2007) 'Review of 'Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan', edited by Linda Komaroff'. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, (17) 4, pp 473-479.

Lane, George (2007) 'Review of 'Genghis Khan's Greatest General: Subotai the Valiant' by Richard A. Gabriel'. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, (17) 4, pp 471-473.

Lane, George (2007) 'Review of 'History and Historiography of Post-Mongol Central Asia and the Middle East: Studies in Honor of John E. Woods.' by Judith Pfeiffer and Sholeh A. Quinn'. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, (17) 2, pp 214-218.

Lane, George (2006) 'Review of M. Ismail Marcinkowski, 'From Isfahan to Ayutthaya''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (69) 2, pp 327-329.

Lane, George (2006) 'Review of Istvan Vasary, 'Cumans and Tatars: Oriental Military in the Pre-Ottoman Balkans''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (69) 1, pp 154-157.

Lane, George (2005) 'Review of Alan J. K. Sanders, 'Historical Dictionary of Mongolia''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (68) 2, pp 324-326.

Lane, George (2004) 'Review of Peter B. Golden, 'Nomads and their neighbours in the Russian steppe''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (67) 1, pp 106-107.

Lane, George (2004) 'Review of Bertold Spuler, 'Persian historiography and geography'. Singapore: Pustaka Nasional Pte. Ltd, 2003'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (67) 1, pp 91-93.

Lane, George (2003) 'Review of Nadia Eboo Jamal, 'Surviving the Mongols: Nizārī Quhistānī and the Continuity of Ismaili Tradition in Persia ''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (66) 2, pp 268-270.

Lane, George (2003) 'Review of Willem Vogelsang, 'The Afghans''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (66) 1, pp 100-101.

Lane, George (2002) 'Review of Kenneth Allin Luther (tr.), C. Edmund Bosworth (ed.), 'The History of the Seljuq Turks: From the From the Jāmī' al-Tawārīkh, an Ilkhanid Adaptation of the Saljūq-nāma of Ẓahīr al-Dīn Nīshāpūrī''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (65) 1, pp 161-162.

Lane, George (2002) 'Review of Thomas T. Allsen, 'Culture and Conquest in Mongol Eurasia''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (65) 2, pp 411-412.

Lane, George (2002) 'Review of Farhad Daftary, 'Mediaeval Ismā'īlī History and Thought''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (65) 2, pp 380-382.

Lane, George (2001) 'Review of Franklin D. Lewis, 'Rumi: Past and Present, East and West: The Life, Teaching and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (64) 2, pp 270-271.

Lane, George (1999) 'Review of Michal Biran, 'Qaidu and the Rise of the Independent Mongol State in Central Asia''. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (62) 3, pp 589-590.

 

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