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Robert Abzug, Director CLA 2.402, 305 E 23rd St B3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-6178

Abraham Marcus

Professor Emeritus Ph.D., 1979, Columbia University

Abraham Marcus

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-7229
  • Office: GAR 3.406
  • Office Hours: TTh 3:30-4:30 & by appt.
  • Campus Mail Code: B7000

Biography

Research interests

Social and cultural history of the early modern and modern Middle East; cities and urban life; Islamic law and legal practice; music and society.

Courses taught

His major teaching fields are early modern and modern Middle Eastern history, the Ottoman Empire, and music cultures of the Middle East.

Awards/Honors

Albert Hourani Book Award of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, 1991.

Recent Publications: 
The Middle East on the Eve of Modernity: Aleppo in the Eighteenth Century.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1989, 418pp. Paperback edition, 1992.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, volume 6: The Middle East
(New York: Routledge, 2002), Consulting Editor.

An Encyclopedia of World History, 6th revised edition, General Editor Peter Stearns (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001), Editor for the Middle East and North Africa.

The Encyclopedia of Social History, General Editor Peter Stearns
(New York: Garland, 1994), Editor for the Middle East.

 

Interests

Arab and Ottoman history; Islamic history; social history of the Middle East; music cultures of the Middle East
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