Congratulations to Dr. Allen Fromherz, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Middle East Institute, for the publication of two books in 2010, The Almohads: The Rise of an Islamic Empire and Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times.
The Almohads: The Rise of an Islamic Empire London: I.B. Tauris, 2010.
Drawing on medieval Arabic and Berber sources, Dr. Fromherz analyzes the myth and history surrounding the rise of the Almohad Empire, the major power in the Mediterranean and North Africa during the 12th century.
Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2010.
Demonstrates how Ibn Khaldun’s ideas were shaped by his historical context and personal motivations. Relying on original Arabic sources, most importantly Ibn Khaldun’s unique autobiography, this is the first complete, scholarly biography of Ibn Khaldun in English.