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Christie, Niall

Instructor, History, Latin and Political Science


Niall Christie received his PhD in Islamic History from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, in 2000. He then held post-doctoral positions at the University of Toronto and Cornell University before moving to Vancouver, where he taught History, Religious Studies, and Art History at several institutions before taking up (in 2013) a permanent position as an Instructor in History at Langara College. His research addresses the Muslim response to the crusades, with particular foci on the development of jihad ideology; comparative study of holy war preaching in Europe and the Middle East; and representations of Europeans in Arabic sources for the crusading period. He also has interests in women and the crusades, and reception of religious imagery in modern popular culture.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Islamic Studies   
Arabic   
History of Religion   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
7th-13th Centuries   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Syria   
Mediterranean Countries   
All Middle East   
SPECIALTIES
Crusades   
Crusade/Jihad Ideology   
Representations of Europeans in Arabic texts   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
French (Fluent)   
German (Fluent)   
EDUCATION
PhD2000Inst of ME StdsU of St Andrews
MLitt1997Inst of ME StdsU of St Andrews
MA (Hons)1995ArabicU of St Andrews
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
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Niall Christie






Department of History, Latin and Political Science
Langara College
100 West 49th Avenue
Vancouver BC V5Y 2Z6
Canada
Phone:(604) 323-5832
niallchristie@yahoo.com

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