Dr Nicola Clarke
Lecturer in the History of the Islamic World; Degree Programme Director (DPD) for V100 and VL12
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- Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Armstrong Building, Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
I am a(n) historian of medieval Islamic Iberia (al-Andalus), with particular interests in historiography and social history. My teaching, however, ranges across the Islamic world, from the time of the Prophet Muhammad down to the early 17th century.
MA (St Andrews, 2003) - History
MPhil (Oxford, 2005) - Classical and Medieval Islamic History
DPhil (Oxford, 2009) - 'The Islamic Conquest of Spain: historiographical perspectives, 8th-14th centuries'
Teaching Associate, Department of History, Lancaster University, 2011-12
Tutor in Islamic History, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, 2010-11
Lecturer in Later Medieval Islamic History, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, 2009-10
Areas of interest
My primary research focus at present is on representations of gender - particularly masculinity - in legal and literary texts from medieval Islamic Iberia (al-Andalus).
I also remain interested in medieval Islamic intellectual life, especially historiography, geography and travel writing in Arabic.
I am happy to consider research proposals from students wishing to work on any aspect of the early or medieval history of the Islamic world, with a preference for social, intellectual and political history, or receptions of the medieval Islamic past in the present.
Degree Programme Director (DPD), V100 and VL12 (2016-2019)
HIS1025 World Empires
HIS1027 European History
HIS2012 Clash of Civilizations: Islam, the Crusades, and the Mongol invasions
HIS3020 Writing History
HIS3219 Living Together: Christians, Muslims, and Jews medieval Iberia
HIS8052 Conflict in European History
HIS8061 The Practice of History
HIS8120 Missions, Missionaries and Empires in World History
- Clarke N. The Muslim Conquest of Iberia: Medieval Arabic Narratives. Abingdon: Routledge, 2012.
- Clarke N. Medieval Arabic accounts of the conquest of Cordoba: Creating a narrative for a provincial capital. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 2011, 74(1), 41-57.
- Clarke N. ‘They are the most treacherous of people’: religious difference in Arabic accounts of three early medieval Berber revolts. eHumanista 2013, 24, 510-525.
- Clarke N. al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia). In: John M. MacKenzie, Nigel R. Dalziel, Nicholas Doumanis, Michael W. Charney, ed. The Encyclopedia of Empire. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2016, pp.1-7.
- Clarke N. Heirs and Spares: Elite Fathers and Their Sons in the Literary Sources of Umayyad Iberia. Al-Masāq 2016, 28(1), 67-83.
- Clarke N. Christian Identity amid Islam in Medieval Spain. Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations 2016, 27(4), 527-529.