American University of Beirut

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:

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