Tarif Khalidi



b. Jerusalem, Palestine, 1938.

Shaykh Zayid bin Sultan Professor Emeritus, AUB. Formerly Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

Principal publications:


  • 1. Islamic Historiography: The Histories of Mas`udi  (Albany: SUNY Press, 1975).
  • ​2. Studies in the History of Arabic Islamic Culture (in Arabic; Beirut: Dar al-Tali`a, 1977)
  • 3. A Study in the Meaning and Method of History   (in Arabic; Beirut: Dar al-Tali`a, 1982)
  • 4. Editor, Land Tenure and Social Transformation in the Middle East   (Beirut: American University of Beirut, 1984)
  • 5. Classical Arab Islam  (Princeton: Darwin Press, 1985)
  • 6. Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)
  • 7.  The Muslim Jesus; Sayings and stories in Islamic Literature  (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001). [translated into 17 languages]
  • 8. The Qur'an: A New Translation (London: Penguin Classics, 2008).
  • 9. (Co-editor) Al-Jahiz: A Muslim Humanist for our Time (Wurzburg/Beirut: Ergon Verlag, 2009).
  • 10. Images of Muhammad: Narratives of the Prophet in Islam Across the Centuries (New York: Doubleday, 2009).
  • 11. (Co-editor) Poetry and History; The Value of Poetry in reconstructing Arab History (Beirut: AUB Press, 2011).
  • 12. (Translated with Introduction) Abu Hatim al-Razi, The Proofs of Prophecy (Provo,Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 2011).
  • 13. (Translated with Introduction), Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist: the Life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi (London: Pluto Press, 2013).
  • 14. An Anthology of Arabic Literature: From the Ancient to the Modern (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016).
  • 15. (Co-editor) In the House of Understanding: Histories in Memory of Kamal S. Salibi (Beirut: American University of Beirut Press, 2017).
  • 16. Ana wa'l Kutub [Books in my Life]. (In Arabic) Beirut: Manshurat al-Jamal,  2018.


Articles in academic journals and chapters in books:

19 articles and 25 chapters.

Publications with AUB Press: