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Atassi, Ahmad Nazir

Assistant Professor, History
Louisiana Tech University


Ph.D. From UC Santa Barbara, 2009 Dissertation title "A History of Ibn Sa'd's Great Book of Strata or Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir." History of the Medieval Islamic Book, its survival in manuscript form, its social and political agency, its industry, and the "book culture" that surrounded it. Rise of Islam in the context of late Antiquity; pre-Islamic Arabia and the Near East; Syriac influences on Arabic and Islam. Modern history of Syria. Oral history of the Syrian Revolt, March 2011.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Theory   
Medieval   
Classical   
History of Religion   
Historiography   
7th-13th Centuries   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Syria   
Fertile Crescent   
All Middle East   
Arabian Peninsula   
SPECIALTIES
Early Islamic Hist   
Rise of Islam, Late Antiquity in Syria & Arabia   
History of the Medieval Islamic Book   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
French (Fluent)   
German (Elementary)   
Greek (Elementary)   
Hebrew (Elementary)   
Latin    
Persian (Elementary)   
Spanish (Intermediate)   
Turkish (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
PhD2009HistUC Santa Barbara
PhD1999Electrical EngMichigan State U
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Ahmad Nazir Atassi






P.O Box 8548
Ruston, LA
71270
United States
Phone:318-257-5484
Fax:318-257-5784
aatassi@latech.edu

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