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