Call for Book Proposals

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I.B.Tauris invites submissions for inclusion in its academic monograph series, The Early and Medieval Islamic World. Led by series editor Professor Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard University), the series promotes innovative research on the period 500–1500 AD with the Islamic world, as it ebbed and flowed from Marrakesh to Palermo and Cairo to Kabul, as the central pivot.

Thematic focus within this remit is broad, from the cultural and social to the political and economic, with preference given to studies of societies and cultures from a socio-historical perspective. It aims to foster a community of unique voices on the medieval Islamic world, shining light into its lesser studied corners.

Key areas of focus are:

  • Transition to the ‘medieval’ world, especially archaeological approaches
  • Close textual readings and translations
  • Trade and the economy
  • Travel and exploration
  • Government and warfare
  • Societies and communities
  • Material culture and art
  • History of ideas
  • Inter-religious contact, conflict and exchange
  • Prominent and influential figures

I.B.Tauris invites submissions from both new and established scholars for inclusion in the series. For further information, and to submit a proposal, please contact:

Tom Stottor, Editor

Guidelines for submitting proposals are on our website at:


The series, which is published in collaboration with the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, is supported by:

Series editor

Professor Roy Mottahedeh, Harvard University


Professor Simon Barton, University of Exeter

Dr Amira Bennison, University of Cambridge

Professor Farhad Daftary, Institute of Ismaili Studies

Professor Simon Doubleday, Hofstra University

Professor Frank Griffel, Yale University

Professor Remke Kruk, Leiden University

Professor Beatrice Manz, Tufts University

Dr Bernard O’Kane, American University in Cairo

Dr Andrew Peacock, University of St Andrews

Dr Yossef Rapoport, Queen Mary Univeristy of London


New and forthcoming titles

Cross Veneration in the Medieval Islamic World: Christian Identity and Practice under Muslim Rule, by Charles Tieszen

Power and Knowledge in Medieval Islam: Shi’i and Sunni Encounters in Baghdad, by Tariq Al-Jamil

Gypsies in the Medieval Islamic World: The History of a People, by Kristina Richardson

Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World: The Value of Chronicles as Archives, by Fozia Bora

Music and Musicians in the Medieval Islamic World: A Social and Cultural History, Lisa Nielson

The Eastern Frontier: Limits of Empire in Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia, Robert Haug

Female Sexuality in the Medieval Islamic World: Gender and Sex in Arabic Literature, Pernilla Myrne