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Allehbi, Mohammed

Graduate Student, History Department
Vanderbilt University


Mohammed Allehbi is a first year Ph.D. student in Medieval Islamic History with a focus on the late Abbasid era. He received his M.A in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago in June 2014. His thesis "Streets of Baghdad: The War between the ʿAyyārūn and the Government during the Buyid and Seljuq Eras" examined what factors determined the successes and failures of these governments in Baghdad in their interactions with a non-governmental paramilitary group known as the ʿayyārūn. He is currently exploring his main research interest; understanding how medieval Muslim governments maintained their authority in the cities that they ruled through the enforcement of public order. He intends to examine the different types of law enforcement institutions in the Medieval Islamic period, the methods they employed to deal with urban disorders and crimes in the past, and how these establishments evolved with time. His advisor is Professor David Wasserstein.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Medieval   
7th-13th Centuries   
Islamic Studies   
Iranian Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Iraq   
Iran   
Egypt   
Syria   
SPECIALTIES
Crime and Punishment in Medieval Islamic History   
The Ayyarun in Medieval Islamic History   
Urban societies in Medieval Islamic History   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
Persian (Intermediate)   
German (Elementary)   
French (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
MA2014Social ScienceUniversity of Chicago
BA2010MarketingPrince Sultan University
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Mohammed Allehbi