Dr Harry Munt
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty / College Address:
- Islamic history.
- History of pre- and early Islamic Arabia, especially the Ḥijāz.
- Arabic and Persian historiography.
- Local history-writing and regionalism in the medieval Islamic world.
- Medina’s status as a holy city in the early Islamic period.
- ‘Ibn al-Azraq, St. Marūthā, and the Foundation of Mayyāfāriqīn (Martyropolis)’. In Arietta Papaconstantinou, Muriel Debié and Hugh Kennedy, eds., Writing ‘True Stories’: Historians and Hagiographers in the Late Antique and Medieval Near East. Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages 9. Turnhout: Brepols, 2010. Pp. 149-74.
- ‘Writing the History of an Arabian Holy City: Ibn Zabāla and the First Local History of Medina’. Arabica 59/1-2 (2012): pp. 1-34.
- ‘The Construction of Medina’s Earliest City Walls: Defence and Symbol’. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 42 (2012): pp. 233-43.
- ‘The Prophet’s City before the Prophet: Ibn Zabāla (d. after 199/814) on Pre-Islamic Medina’. In Philip Wood, ed., History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East. Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. 103-21.
- ‘Trends in the Economic History of the Early Islamic Ḥijāz: Medina during the Second/Eighth Century’. Forthcoming in Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam 41 (2014).
- ‘“No Two Religions”: Non-Muslims in the Early Islamic Ḥijāz’. Forthcoming in the Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies.
- ‘The Official Announcement of an Umayyad Caliph’s Successful Pilgrimage to Mecca’. Forthcoming in Venetia Porter and Liana Saif, eds., Hajj: Collected Essays. London: The British Museum Press.
- The Holy City of Medina: Sacred Space in Early Islamic Arabia. To be published by Cambridge University Press.
- ‘Adhruḥ’. Article for EI3.