Andrew J. Newman

Andrew J. Newman is a reader at the University of Edinburgh 22. He holds the chair of Islamic Studies and Persian.


Professor Newman holds a BA in history from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude, as well as a MA and Phd in Islamic Studies from UCLA.[1]


He joined IMES in 1996, having been a Research Fellow at both the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford and Green College, Oxford, whilst researching topics in the history of Islamic medicine.

As well as a large number of academic articles on Islamic Studies and Persian History, he has authored two books: The Formative Period of Shi'i Law: Hadith as Discourse Between Qum and Baghdad (2000) and Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire (2006). (Reviews:[2][3])

His work on Safavid Iran won Iran's book of the year prize for 2007 in the category of Iranian Studies.[4]

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  1. ^ Newman, Andrew J. "Dr Andrew J Newman". The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  2. ^ Sanni, Amidu Olalekan (January 2009). "Safavid Iran—Rebirth of a Persian Empire". Die Welt des Islams. 49 (1): 143–144. doi:10.1163/157006008X313862.
  3. ^ Herzog, Christopher (May 2007). "Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire – By Andrew J. Newman". Journal of Islamic Studies. 18 (2): 259–261. doi:10.1093/jis/etm011.
  4. ^ "Winners of Iran's Book of the Year Awards announced". Tehran Times. 8 February 2008. Archived from the original on 29 April 2019.

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