Dr Angus Stewart
Lecturer in Middle Eastern History
Angus Stewart is a historian of the Near East and its wider connections in the period from the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries – the period of the crusader and Mongol invasions, but also of considerable internal development. Specifically, he is interested in the Mamluk Sultanate, and in its relations with the Frankish and Armenian states in the region – and all three were famed builders, notably of castles, but also of other structures (Mamluk-era minarets dominate the skyline of old Cairo). One of his areas of interest is in how our written records can work with the surviving built material to provide a clearer picture of the societies that produced them and the events that affected them.