American Univesity of Beirut

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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