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Emeritus Professor Ian Netton

Research Interests

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Research Supervision

I am happy to supervise students in most classical and modern fields of Islamic studies with the exception of economics. I have a particular interest in classical Arab and Islamic history, Islamic theology and philosophy, sufism, medieval Arab travellers, Arabic and Islamic bibliography, Islamic art and architecture, comparative textuality and semiotics, and comparative religion. I am willing to supervise students in all these areas. As an external or internal examiner, I have examined more than one hundred and forty doctoral dissertations in numerous UK universities.

Research Students

Research Students/Topics recently or currently supervised - a selection:

  • The ethics of the Mu'tazili theologian 'Abd al-Jabbar
  • Medinan Islam in the Ayyubid Period
  • Al-Ghazali and his critics
  • Early Islamic Waqf
  • Fez and The Book of Walls