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  • Dr Robert Irwin was lecturer in medieval history at the University of St Andrews.

  • Robert Irwin is Middle East editor of the Times Literary Supplement"

  • Robert Irwin is a novelist, publisher, consultant editor at the Times Literary Supplement and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is also the author of The Middle East in the Midddle Ages: The Bahri Mamluke Sultanate 1250-1382, The Arabian Nights; A Companion, Islamic Art, Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature and the recently published The Alhambra. He is currently editing a new translation of The Arabian Nights as well as a volume of The New Cambridge History of Islam. He is about to finish a book on the history of Orientalism. Return to front page

  • JBOC: Robert Irwin on Sayyid Qutb, the father of modern Islamist fundamentalism

  • Irwin, Robert. "Islamic Art". New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.1997

  • Irwin, Robert. Islamic Art in Context: Art, Architecture, and the Literary World

  • Irwin, Robert. Islamic Art in Context. Prentice-Hall Perspective Series, 1997.

  • Irwin, R. G. "Review of Egypt and Palestine: A Millennium of Association (868-1948), edited by Amnon Cohen and Gabriel Baer" in JRAS. No. 1. 1986. 103-105.

  • Irwin, Robert. The Middle East in the Middle Ages: The Early Mamluk Sultanate 1250-1382. London: Croom Helm/Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of The Cambridge History of Egypt. Vol.1: Islamic Egypt, 640-1517, edited by Carl F. Petry" in MSR. Vol. 4. 2000. 271-277.

  • Ammann, Ludwig. "Review of The Arabian Nights: A Companion, by Robert Irwin" in JRAS. Vol. (3rd ser.) 4: No. 3. 1994. 412-413.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Warfare in the Latin East, 1192-1291, by Christopher Marshall" in JRAS. Vol. (3rd ser.) 3: No. 3. 1993. 440-441.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Labour in the Medieval Islamic World, by Maya Shatzmiller" in BSOAS. Vol. 60. 1997. 133-134.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Egypt, Syria and Their Trading Partners, 1450-1550" in Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies. Vol. 2. 1986. 73-82.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Factions in Medieval Egypt" in JRAS. 1986. 228-246.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of The Cambridge History of Egypt. Vol.1: Islamic Egypt, 640-1517, edited by Carl F. Petry" in MSR. Vol. 4. 2000. 271-277.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Das Pyramidenbuch des Abu Ga`far al-Idrisi (st. 649/1251), edited by Ulrich Haarmann" in JRAS. Vol. (3rd ser.) 3: No. 2. 1993. 264-265.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of From Slave to Sultan: The Career of al-Mansur Qalawun and the Consolidation of Mamluk Rule in Egypt and Syria (678-689A.H./1279-1290A.D.), by Linda S. Northrup" in MSR. Vol. 4. 2000. 245-247.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Three Shadow Plays by Muhammad Ibn Daniyal, edited by Paul Kahle" in BSOAS. Vol. 56. 1993. 364-365.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Décrire le Caire: Fustat-Misr d'après Ibn Duqmaq et Maqrizi: L'histoire d'une partie de la ville du Caire d'après deux historiens égyptiens des XIVe-XVe siècles, by Sylvie Denoix" in JRAS. Vol. (3rd ser.) 5: No. 1. 1995. 110-111.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Les trois vies du sultan Baïbars: Choix des textes et présentation, edited by Jacqueline Sublet" in JAOS. Vol. 114. 1994. 104-106.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of The Evolution of a Sufi Institution in Mamluk Egypt: The Khanqah, by Leonor Fernandes" in JRAS. No. 2. 1989. 329-331.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Under Western Eyes: A History of Mamluk Studies" in MSR. Vol. 4. 2000. 27-51.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of The Office of Qâdî al-Qudât in Cairo under the Bahrî Mamluks, by Joseph H. Escovitz" in BSOAS. Vol. 49. 1986. 574-575.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Qur'ans of the Mamluks, by David James" in JRAS. No. 2. 1989. 328-329.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Protectors or Praetorians? The Last Mamluk Sultans and Egypt's Waning as a Great Power, by Carl F. Petry; and Struggle for Domination in the Middle East: The Ottoman-Mamluk War, 1485-91, by Shai Har-El" in JRAS. Vol. 7. 1997. 133-136.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Tausendundeine Nacht: Eine Einführung, by Wiebke Walther; and Pensée mythique, idéologie et aspirations sociales dans un conte des mille et une nuits: Le récit d'Ali du Caire, by Patrice Coussonnet" in JRAS. Vol. 1. 1991. 280-284.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Al-Quds al-Mamlukiyya: A History of Mamluk Jerusalem Based on the Haram Documents, by Huda Lutfi" in JRAS. No. 1. 1987. 118-119.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Review of Masalik al-Absar fi Mamalik al-Amsar d'Ibn Fadl Allah al-`Umari. Sihab al-Din Ahmad b. Yahyá b. Fadl Allah m.749/1349. L'Égypte, la Syrie, le Higaz et le Yémen, edited by Ayman Fu'ad Sayyid" in JRAS. No. 1. 1987. 116-117.

  • Irwin, R. G. "Review of Egypt and Palestine: A Millennium of Association (868-1948), edited by Amnon Cohen and Gabriel Baer" in JRAS. No. 1. 1986. 103-105.

  • Irwin, Robert G. "What the Partridge Told the Eagle: A Neglected Arabic Source on Chinggis Khan and the Early History of the Mongols" in The Mongol Empire and Its Legacy. Amitai-Preiss, Reuven (edited by). Islamic History and Civilization: Studies and Texts; 24. Leiden, Boston, and Köln: E. J. Brill, 1999. 5-11.

  • Irwin, Robert. "The Image of the Byzantine and the Frank in Arab Popular Literature of the Late Middle Ages" in Latins and Greeks in the Eastern Mediterranean after 1204. Arbel, Benjamin. London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1989. 226-242. Reprinted from Mediterranean Historical Review, vol.4, no.1 (1989): 226-242.

  • Irwin, Robert. "The Mamluk Conquest of the County of Tripoli" in Crusade and Settlement: Papers Read at the First Conference of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East and Presented to R. C. Smail. Edbury, Peter W. (edited by). Cardiff: University College Cardiff Press, 1985. 246-250.

  • Irwin, Robert. "The Supply of Money and the Direction of Trade in Thirteenth-Century Syria" in Coinage in the Latin East: The Fourth Oxford Symposium on Coinage and Monetary History. Edbury, Peter W. (edited by). British Archeological Reports, International Series; 77. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 1980. 73-104.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Iqta` and the End of the Crusader States" in The Eastern Mediterranean Lands in the Period of the Crusades. Holt, P. M. (edited by). Warminster: Aris and Phillips, 1977. 62-77.

  • Irwin, Robert. The Arabian Nights: A Companion. London: Allen Lane/The Penguin Press, 1994.

  • Irwin, Robert. The Arabian Nightmare. Harmondsworth: Penguin/New York: Viking Penguin, 1987. First published in 1983 by Dedalus; this edition with minor revisions.

  • Irwin, Robert. Der Arabische Nachtmahr, oder: Die Geschichte der 1002. Nacht. Cologne: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1985. Translation of the Dedalus edition.

  • Irwin, Robert. The Middle East in the Middle Ages: The Early Mamluk Sultanate 1250-1382. London: Croom Helm/Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Islam and the Crusades, 1096-1699" in Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades. Riley-Smith, Jonathan (edited by). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. 217-259.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Abu al-Fida (672-732/1273-1331)" in Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. Scott Meisami, Julie (edited by). Vol. 1. London and New York: Routledge, 1998. 32.

  • Irwin, Robert. "Mamluk, II. Mamluks of Egypt and Syria, 1. Introduction, 2. Individual Patrons" in Dictionary of Art. Turner, Jane (edited by). Vol. 20. London; New York: Macmillan Publishers Limited; Grove's Dictionaries Inc., 1996. 226-231.

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