Ph.D. Harvard University
Roy Mottahedeh is a scholar of the classical and medieval Arab and Iranian worlds, whose research interests include the development of Islamic theology, political networks and institutions, historiography, and intellectual culture. He is the author of Loyalty and Leadership in an Early Islamic Society (Princeton University Press, 1980; rev. ed. I.B. Tauris, 2001) and The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran (Simon and Schuster, 1985), and editor (with Angeliki Laiou) of The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World (Dumbarton Oaks, 2001).