Dr Andrew Peacock
Dr Andrew Peacock

Professor Andrew Peacock

MA.,(Oxon), MPhil., PhD (Cantab)

Contact Details

E-mail - acsp@st-andrews.ac.uk
Telephone - +44 (0)1334 463083
Fax - +44 (0)1334 463334

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Teaching and Research Interests

The history of the Middle East, Central Asia and the broader Islamic world from the rise of Islam to the early modern period; the spread of Islam and the process of Islamisation; nomads in the Islamic world; the intellectual history of the Islamic world and Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Malay manuscripts; the history of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia; medieval Anatolia and Iran.

I welcome applications from graduate students. 



Main Publications

Monographs

  • [with Sheila Canby, Deniz Beyazit and Martina Rugiadi], Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs (New Haven/New York: Yale University Press and Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016), xv+364pp. ISBN 978-1-58839-589-4
  • The Great Seljuk Empire, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (2015). xiv +378pp. ISBN: 9780748638253
  • Early Seljuq History: a new interpretation, London: Routledge (Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey) (2010), xi+190pp. ISNB: 9780415548533. [Turkish translation:
    Selçuklu Devleti’nin Kuruluşu: Yeni Bir Yorum. Istanbul: İs Bankası Kültür Yayınları (2016), 260pp. ISBN 978605332664].
  • Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacy: Bal‘ami’s Tarikhnama, London: Routledge (Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey) (2007), xiv+210pp. ISBN: 97804154002

Edited volumes

  • Islamisation: Comparative Perspectives from History (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 530pp
  • [with Sara Nur Yıldız], Islamic Literature and Intellectual Life in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Anatolia (Würzburg: Ergon Verlag; Istanbuler Texte und Studien 34, 2016), 419pp. ISBN 978-3-95650-157-9
  • [with D.G. Tor], Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World: Iranian Tradition and Islamic Civilisation, London: I.B. Tauris/British Institute of Persian Studies (2015), xxvi +228pp. ISBN: 9781784532390
  • [with Bruno De Nicola and Sara Nur Yildiz], Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia, Farnham: Ashgate (2015), xxii+430pp. ISBN: 9781472448637
  • [with Annabel Teh Gallop], From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks and Southeast Asia,Oxford: Oxford University Press (Proceedings of the British Academy, 200) (2015), xvi +348pp. ISBN: 9780197265819
  • [with Robert Hillenbrand and Firuza Abdullaeva] Ferdowsi, The Mongols and the History of Iran: Art Literature and Culture from Early Islam to Qajar Persia, London: IB Tauris, 2013, xxvi + 406pp. ISBN 978-1780760155.
  • [with Sara Nur Yildiz] The Seljuks of Anatolia: Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East, London: I.B. Tauris (2013). ISBN: 978-1848858879
  • The Frontiers of the Ottoman World, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Proceedings of the British Academy, 156) (2009), xxiv+593pp. ISBN: 9780197264423

Articles and book chapters

  • "Notes on some Persian documents from early modern Southeast Asia,” Sejarah: Journal of the History Department, University of Malaya 27 (2018): 81-97.
  • “Firdawsi’s Shahnama in its Ghaznavid context,” Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies 56 (2018): 2-12.
  • “Islamisation in Anatolia and the Golden Horde: Some notes on travelling scholars and texts,” Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée 143 (2018): 167-180.
  • “Sufi cosmopolitanism in the seventeenth-century Indian Ocean: Sharia, lineage and royal power in Southeast Asia and the Maldives” in J. Gedacht and R. Michael Feener (eds), Challenging Cosmopolitanism: Coercion, Mobility and Displacement in Islamic Asia (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018): 53-80.
  • “The Ottoman Empire and Siam, c. 1500-1800” in I.H. Kadı, The Ottomans and Siam through the Ages (Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, 2018): 3-28.
  • “Islamisation in medieval Anatolia,” in A. Peacock (ed.), Islamisation: Comparative Perspectives from History (Edinburgh: EUP, 2017): 134-155.
  • “Introduction: Comparative perspectives on Islamisation” in A.C.S. Peacock (ed.), Islamisation: Comparative Perspectives from History (Edinburgh, 2017): 1-22.
  • “Jeddah and the India trade in the sixteenth century: Arabian contexts and imperial policy” in D. Agius et al (eds), Human Interaction with the Environment in the Red Sea (Leiden: Brill, 2017): 290-322.
  • "Three Arabic letters from North Sumatra of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries," Indonesia and the Malay World 44/129 (2016): 188-210.
  • "Rulership and metaphysics in late medieval central Anatolia: Qadi Burhan al-Din of Sivas and his Iksir al-Sa'adat" in A.C.S. Peacock and Sara Nur Yıldız (eds), Islamic Literature and Intellectual Life in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Anatolia (Wurzburg: Ergon Verlag; Istanbuler Texte und Studien 34, 2016): 101-136.
  • “Advice for the sultans of Rum: the ‘mirrors for princes’ of early thirteenth-century Anatolia” in Bill Hickman and Gary Leiser (eds), Turkish Language, Literature and History: Travelers’ tales, sultans, and scholars since the eighth century (London: Routledge, 2016): 276-307.
  • Cide and its region from Seljuk to Ottoman times” in Bleda S. Düring and Claudia Glatz (eds), Kinetic Landscapes. The Cide Archaeological Project: Surveying the Turkish Western Black Sea Region (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015): 375-391.
  • “Khurasani historiography and identity as reflected in the Tarikh Wulat Khurasan and the Tarikh-i Harat” in A.C.S. Peacock and D.G. Tor (eds), Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World (London, IB Tauris, 2015): 143-160
  • "An interfaith polemic of medieval Anatolia: Qadi Burhan al-Din of Ani on the Armenians and their heresies" in   A.C.S. Peacock, Bruno De Nicola and Sara Nur Yildiz (eds), Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia, Farnham: Ashgate (2015): 233-61
  • "The economic relationship between the Ottoman Empire and Southeast Asia in the seventeenth century" in A.C.S. Peacock and Annabel Teh Gallop (eds), From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks and Southeast Asia, Oxford: Oxford University Press (Proceedings of the British Academy, 200) (2015): 63-88
  • “The Turkmen of the Byzantine frontier and the Seljuq Sultanate of Rum, 1206-1279,” al-Masaq 27 (2014): 267-87.
  • “Court historiography of the Seljuq Empire in Iran and Iraq: Reflections on content, authorship and language,” Iranian Studies 47 (2014): 327-345.
  • “Court and nomadic life in Seljuq Anatolia” in David Durand-Guédy, Turko-Mongol Rulers, Cities and City Life, Leiden: Brill (2013): 191-222.
  • “From the Balkan-Kuhiyan to the Nawakiya: nomadic politics and the foundations of Seljuq rule in Anatolia” in Juergen Paul (ed.), Nomad Aristocrats in a World of Empires, Wiesbaden, Steiner Verlag (2013): 60-85.
  • “‘Imad al-Din al-Isfahani’s Nusrat al-Fatra, Seljuq politics and Ayyubid origins” in Robert Hillenbrand, A.C.S. Peacock and Firuza Abdullaeva (eds) Ferdowsi, The Mongols and the History of Iran: Art Literature and Culture from Early Islam to Qajar Persia London: IB Tauris (2013): 79-91.
  • “Sufis and the Seljuk court: politics and patronage in the works of Jalal al-Din Rumi and Sultan Walad” in A.C.S. Peacock and Sara Nur Yıldız (eds), The Seljuks of Anatolia: Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East, London: IB Tauris (2013): 206-26.
  • “Between Georgia and the Islamic world: the atabegs of Samc‘xe,” in D. Beyazit (ed.), At the Crossroads of Empires: 14th-15th century Eastern Anatolia, Paris and Istanbul: De Boccard (2012) (Varia Anatolica 25): 49-70.
  • "The Ottomans and the Funj sultanate in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries", Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 75 (2012): 87-111.
  • "Suakin: a northeast African port in the Ottoman empire", Northeast African Studies 12/i (2012): 29-50.
  • "Early Persian historians and the heritage of pre-Islamic Iran" in Edmund Herzig and Sarah Stewart, The Idea of Iran, vol 5, Early Islamic Iran, London: I.B. Tauris (2011): 64-80.
  • “Seljuq legitimacy in Islamic history” in Christian Lange and Songul Mecit (eds), The Seljuqs:  Politics, Society and Culture, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (2011): 79-95.
  • [with I.H. Kadi and Annabel Teh Gallop] “Writing history: the Acehnese embassy to Istanbul, 1849-1852” in R. Michael Feener, Patrick Daly and Anthony Reid (eds), Mapping the Acehnese Past, Leiden: KITLV (2011): 163-181, 259-278.
  • “Sinop: a frontier city in Seljuq and Mongol Anatolia”, Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 16 (2010): 103-124.
  • [with D. Peacock] “The enigma of ‘Aydhab: a medieval Islamic port on the Red Sea coast”, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 37/i (2008): 32-48.
  • “‘Utbi’s al-Yamini: patronage, composition and reception”, Arabica 54/iv (2007): 500-525
  • “Black Sea trade and the Islamic world down to the Mongol period” in G. Erkut and S. Mitchell (eds.), The Black Sea: Past, Present and Future, London and Istanbul: British Institute at Ankara and Istanbul Technical University (2007): 65-72.
  • “The Saljuq campaign against the Crimea and the expansionist policy of the early reign of ‘Ala’ al-Din Kayqubad”, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 3rd series, 16/ii (2006): 133-149.
  • “Georgia and the Anatolian Turks in the 12th and 13th centuries”, Anatolian Studies 56 (2006): 127-146.
  • “Nomadic society and the Seljuq campaigns in Caucasia”, Iran and the Caucasus 9/ii (2005): 205-230.
  • “Ahmad of Niğde’s al-Walad al-Shafiq and the Seljuk past”, Anatolian Studies 54 (2004): 95-107.


Teaching Duties

ME3613 Arabs, Persians and Turks in the Early Islamic East in the Age of the Caliphates
ME4857 The Mongol Empire and the Islamic World
MO3080 Nomadic Heritage and Persianate Culture: the Iranian world from Timurids to the Safavids (1370-1722)
Coordinator, MLitt in Middle East Studies


Administrative Duties

Chair, Middle East Studies
Director, Centre for Anatolian and East Mediterreanean Studies with a link to http://caems.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/


Research Students

Saif Beg, “The question of Islamic legitimacy within the Chaghatai and Abu’l-Khayrid Khanates”
Jan Hagedorn, “Domestic Slavery in the Middle East during the Islamic Middle Period”
Rami Halaseh, The Topkapi Qur'an Manuscript
Philip Riding, The Role of the Household in the Syrian Political Landscape 1150-1260


Research Projects

Dr Peacock is Principal Investigator of two major externally funded research projects, Islam, Trade and Politics across the Indian Ocean (co-director with Dr Annabel Teh Gallop), funded by the British Academy over 2009-2012 (www.aseasuk.org.uk); and The Islamisation of Anatolia, c. 1100-1500, funded by the European Research Council over 2017.(www.islam-anatolia.ac.uk)

 


Main Publications