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Adam Sabra

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Current Courses

Winter 2014 (tentative)

  • History 145A
    The Middle East I: From the Origins of Islam to the Year 1000
  • History 201ME
    Advanced Historical Literature - Middle East

Spring 2014 (tentative)

  • History 145B
    The Middle East II: The Era of Invasions, 1000-1500
  • History 145DR
    Directed Readings in Islamic and Middle Eastern History

Winter 2015 (tentative)


Spring 2015 (tentative)

  • History 145A
    The Middle East I: From the Origins of Islam to the Year 1000
  • History 145P
    Proseminar in the History of Islamic Studies
  • History 197P
    Special Topics-Middle East: Family, Gender, and Domesticity in the Pre-Modern Middle East

Fall 2015 (current)


Winter 2016 (tentative)

  • History 145A
    The Middle East I: From the Origins of Islam to the Year 1000

Spring 2016 (tentative)

  • History 145B
    The Middle East II: The Era of Invasions, 1000-1500
  • History 146R
    Undergraduate Research Seminar in Middle Eastern History

Department Fields

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Pre-Modern Middle East


Professor and King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud
     Chair in Islamic Studies

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1998

Office: HSSB 4224
Fall 2015 Hours: Thursdays, 9-11am
Phone: no phone   


My teaching and research focus on the Middle East, especially Egypt, in the medieval and early modern periods. I am particularly interested in the social and cultural history of Cairo. Having previously studied the poor of medieval Cairo, I am currently working on aristocratic families in the period 1500 - 1800. Other areas of interest include legal history and Islamic mysticism.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Poverty and charity, legal history, family history, Islamic mysticism

Current Projects

  • Aristocracy and Empire: A Family History of Ottoman Egypt (1517-1800)
  • Diwan Muhammad al-Bakri
    The collected poems of a sixteenth-century Sufi master

Selected Publications

Honors and Professional Activities

  • Member, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, 2012 - 13
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, American Research Center in Egypt