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Catlos, Brian A. Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Catlos specializes in ethnic and religious identity and relations (e.g.: Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations) in the pre-Modern Mediterranean, the Islamic World, and Christendom, with an emphasis on issues relating to conflict and accommodation and minority-majority relations in both the Christian and Islamic worlds. His work is strongly revisionist and challenges established paradigms of ethnic and religious conflict and cooperation. A particular field of specialization is medieval Iberia. He is a primarily a social and economic historian, and a historian of religion, although his methodology is strongly inter-disciplinary. He is a leading figure in the emerging field of Mediterranean Studies, both in terms of theorizing the Mediterranean as a historical paradigm and in organizing and directing research projects.

keywords

  • ethno-religious identity, muslim-christian-jewish relations, medieval history, mediterranean studies, minority-majority relations, conflict and peace, cultural transmission, european history, iberia, jewish history, islamic history, religious ideology, political history, economic history, social history, archival studies

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ARAB 2320 The Muslim World, 600-1250 (Spring 2019)
  • HUMN 3850 The Mediterranean: Religion Before Modernity (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 2320 The Muslim World, 600-1250 (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 3850 The Mediterranean: Religion Before Modernity (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 4840 Senior Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 5840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6945 Portfolio: Non-Thesis Option (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6950 Portfolio: Thesis Option (Spring 2019)
  • HIST 7841 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • RLST 3000 Christian Traditions (Summer 2018)
  • RLST 4840 Senior Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 5840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6945 Portfolio: Non-Thesis Option (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6950 Portfolio: Thesis Option (Spring 2018)

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awards and honors

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