SOAS University of London

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

Hugh N Kennedy

PhD (Cantab)
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Overview

Hugh N Kennedy
Near and Middle East Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Professor of Arabic

Centre for Iranian Studies

Member

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Economic integration and social change in the Islamic world system, 800-1000CE

Project Lead

Name:
Professor Hugh N Kennedy
Email address:
Telephone:
+44(0)20 7898 4251
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
436
Office Hours:
Tues.2.30-3.30/Thurs.11.30-12.30/Email appointment

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Elizabeth Munro, Seeking Saracens: Exploring the representation of Muslims and Islamic religious practice in the English Charlemagne Romance Cycle and the Petronius Redivivus.
  • Hasan Al-Khoee, The Evolution of Arabic Public Oratory in the Early Muslim Period [1st-3rd/7th-9th centuries]
  • John Latham, Political Authority among the Alans of the North Caucasus, 800-1300
  • Mohamad El Merheb, Political Thought in the Late Ayyubid and Early Mamluk Period: The Road to Ibn Jamāʿa and Beyond
  • Onees Lodhi, Migration (Hijra) and Travel in Early Islam
  • Paula Manstetten, Knowledge and Power in Medieval Syria (mid-4th/10th – mid-6th/12th century): The transmission of learning in a period of institutionalisation
  • Taylan Gungor, The mercantile experience of Ottoman Pera in the century after 1453

Inaugural Lecture

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History, memory and legend in the Great Arab Conquests

Publications

Authored Books

Kennedy, Hugh (2016) The Caliphate: A Pelican Introduction. London: Penguin.

Kennedy, Hugh (2007) The Great Arab Conquests. How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Kennedy, Hugh (2005) The Court of the Caliphs: When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World. London: Phoenix.

Kennedy, Hugh (2001) The Armies of the Caliphs. Military and Society in the Early Islamic State.. Abingdon: Routledge.

Articles

Kennedy, Hugh (2011) 'The feeding of the five hundred thousand: cities and agriculture in early Islamic Mesopotamia'. Iraq, (73), pp 177-199.

Kennedy, Hugh (2002) 'Military Pay and the Economy of the Early Islamic State'. Historical Research, (75) 188, pp 155-169.

Edited Books

Kennedy, Hugh, (ed.), (2013) Warfare and poetry in the Middle East. London: I.B. Tauris.

Kennedy, Hugh, (ed.), (2005) Muslim military architecture in greater Syria: from the coming of Islam to the Ottoman Period. Leiden; Boston: Brill.

Book Chapters

Kennedy, Hugh (2018) 'Muʾnis al-Muẓaffar: An exceptional eunuch'. In: Höfert, Almut and Mesley, Matthew M. and Tolino, Serena, (eds.), Celibate and Childless Men in Power Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp 79-91.

Kennedy, Hugh (2017) 'Baghdad as a Center of Learning and Book Production'. In: Blair, Sheila and Bloom, Jonathan, (eds.), By the Pen and What They Write: Writing in Islamic Art and Culture. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, pp 91-103. [Forthcoming]

Kennedy, Hugh (2016) 'Landed Property and Government Finance in the Early Abbasid Caliphate'. In: Hudson, John and Crumplin, Sally, (eds.), "The Making of Europe" Essays in Honour of Robert Bartlett. Leiden: Brill, pp 264-276.

Kennedy, Hugh (2012) 'Journey to Mecca: A History'. In: Porter, V., (ed.), Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam. London: British Museum Press, pp 68-132.

Kennedy, Hugh (2011) 'Shayzar: overview of its history'. In: Tonghini, C., (ed.), Shayzar I: The Fortification of the Citadel. Leiden: Brill, pp 2-25.

Kennedy, Hugh (2011) 'The Ribat in the Early Islamic World'. In: Day, H. and Fentress, E., (eds.), Western Monasticism Ante Litteram. Tournhout: Brepols, pp 161-175.

Kennedy, Hugh (2011) 'Great estates and elite lifestyles in the Fertile Crescent from Byzantium and Sasanian Iran to Islam'. In: Fuess, A and Hartung, J-P, (eds.), Court Cultures of the Muslim World. London: Routledge, pp 54-79.

Kennedy, Hugh (2010) 'The Coming of Islam to Bukhara'. In: Suleiman, Y., (ed.), Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp 77-91.

Kennedy, Hugh (2010) 'Syrian Elites from Byzantium to Islam: Survival or Extinction?'. In: Haldon, J., (ed.), Money, Power and Politics in early Islamic Syria. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp 181-198.

Kennedy, Hugh (2010) 'How to found an Islamic city'. In: Goodson, C. and Lester, A. E. and Symes, C., (eds.), Cities, Texts and Social Networks 400-1500. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp 45-63.

Kennedy, Hugh (2009) 'Survival of Iranianness'. In: Curtis, V. S. and Stewart, S., (eds.), The Rise of Islam. London: I.B. Tauris, pp 13-29.

Kennedy, Hugh (2008) 'Inherited Cities'. In: Jayyusi, S. K., (ed.), The City in the Islamic World. Leiden: Brill, pp 93-114.

Kennedy, Hugh (2007) 'Justinianic Plague in Syria and the Archaeological Evidence'. In: Little, L., (ed.), Plague and the End of Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp 87-95.

Other

Kennedy, Hugh (2010) 'The City and the Nomad'.

Kennedy, Hugh (2010) 'The late Abbasid Pattern'.

Kennedy, Hugh (2008) 'The Mediterranean Frontier: Christianity face to face with Islam, 600–1050'.

 

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