Professor James Montgomery

MA PhD

Dr James Montgomery

Subject

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic)

Fellow type

Staff Fellow

Tel

+44 1223 332547

Position/s

Staff Fellow; The Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic

Biography

Prof Montgomery is Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic. His long-term project is to explore the third/ninth century through the writings of ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Jāḥiẓ (d. 255/868-9). This is complemented by a project to edit and translate the early tenth century historiographical masterpiece by al-Ashʿarī, The Doctrines of the Islamicists.

His other major interest revolves around literary translation and the translation of classical Arabic poetry in particular.

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