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Hussein Fancy

Assistant Professor

Office Location(s): 2528 Haven Hall
Phone: 734.647.5409

  • Affiliation(s)
    • CMENAS, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, ISP
  • Fields of Study
    • Medieval Spain and North Africa
    • Social, Cultural and Intellectual History of Religious Interaction
    • Political Theology and Paleography
  • About

    Selected Publications:

    Mercenary Logic: Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming, 2016).

    "Monarchs and Minorities: ‘Infidel’ Soldiers in Mediterranean Courts," in The Globalization of Knowledge in the Worlds of Post-Antiquity, ed. Sonja Brentjes (Ashgate: forthcoming 2016)

    “Theologies of Violence: The Recruitment of Muslim Soldiers by the Crown of Aragon,” in Past & Present 221:1 (Nov. 2013) *Winner of the Bishko Prize for best article published in the field of medieval Iberian history.*

    “The Last Almohads: Universal Sovereignty between North Africa and the Crown of Aragon,” in  Medieval Encounters 19:1-2 (2013). Reprinted in Spanning the Strait: Studies in Unity in the Western Mediterranean, ed. Yuen-Gen Liang, Abigail Krasner Balbale, Andrew Devereux, and Camillo Go´mez-Rivas (Brill, 2013).

    “The Intimacy of Exception: The Diagnosis of Samuel Abenmenasse´,” in Center and Periphery: Studies on Power in the Medieval World in Honor of William Chester Jordan, ed. Katherine L. Jansen, G. Geltner, and Anne E. Lester (Brill, 2013).

    “Tolerance is Not a Value,” in Building a Shared Future: Islam, Knowledge, and Innovation (Center of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, 2012).

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Princeton University, 2008