Andrew J. Newman

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Andrew J. Newman is a reader in Islamic Studies and Persian at the University of Edinburgh.

Newman holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude, as well as a MA and Phd in Islamic Studies from UCLA.[1]

As well as a large number of academic articles on Islamic Studies and Persian History, he has authored two books: The Formative Period of Shi'i Law: Hadith as Discourse Between Qum and Baghdad (2000) and Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire (2006) (Reviews:[2][3])

His work on Safavid Iran won Iran's book of the year prize for 2007 in the category of Iranian Studies.[4]


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External links

  • Profile at University of Edinburgh

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