Matthew Gordon



Matthew S. Gordon holds the Philip R. Shriver Chair in the Department of History at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), where he has taught for twenty-five years. He received his Ph.D. in Islamic studies from Columbia University in 1993. His first monograph was The Breaking of a Thousand Swords: a History of the Turkish Military of Samarra (SUNY Press, 2001). In addition to authoring several textbooks, he has co-edited Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History (Oxford University Press, 2017) and is the co-editor/translator of The Works of Ibn Wadih al-Ya`qubi, An English Translation (Brill, 2018). He has recently completed a biography of the ninth century Egyptian governor, Ahmad ibn Tulun (Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford, forthcoming).

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