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MALLETT, Alexander Philip John
 
Affiliation
Faculty of International Research and Education, School of International Liberal Studies
Job title
Associate Professor(non-tenure-track)

Concurrent Post

  • Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences   Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Education

  • 2005.10
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    2009.07

    University of Edinburgh   Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies   PhD  

  • 2002.09
    -
    2004.06

    University College London   History Department   MA Medieval Studies  

  • 1999.09
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    2002.06

    University College London   History Department   BA History  

Research Experience

  • 2018.06
    -
    Now

    Waseda University   Waseda Institute for Advanced Study   Assistant Professor (without tenure)

  • 2017.09
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    2018.05

    Leiden University   Leiden Institute for Area Studies   Research Fellow in Digital Asia

  • 2014.07
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    2017.08

    University of Exeter   Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies   Research Fellow

  • 2013.06
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    2014.06

    Cengage Learning   Digital Product Editor

  • 2012.10
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    2013.05

    Royal Holloway, University of London   History Department   Lecturer

  • 2012.03
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    2012.06

    Universite de Nantes   Maison des sciences de l'hommes   Research Fellow

  • 2010.01
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    2011.12

    Royal Holloway, University of London   History Department   Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

  • 2009.01
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    2009.12

    University of Birmingham   Theology and Religion   Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Professional Memberships

  • 2019.06
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    Japan Association for Middle East Studies

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    Higher Education Academy

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    Royal Asiatic Society

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    Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East

 

Research Areas

  • History of Asia and Africa

  • History of Europe and America

  • Area studies

Research Interests

  • Islamic History

  • Medieval History

  • Subaltern Muslims

  • Arabic Historiography

  • Early-Modern Malta

  • Crusades

  • Christian-Muslim Relations

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Papers

  • The Papacy and the Islamic World

    Alex Mallett

    The Cambridge History of the Papacy (edited M. Pattenden, R. Ventresca)   3  2023  [Refereed]  [Invited]

  • Al-ʿAẓīmī’s Taʾrīkh for the Crusading Period: The Years 489-508/1095-1115

    Alex Mallett

    Crusades   19  2021.01  [Refereed]

  • Al-ʿAẓīmī

    Alex Mallett

    Medieval Muslims Writers and the Franks in the Levant (edited volume)    2021

  • Responses to Genocide: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Alex Mallett

    A Cultural History of Genocide. Volume 2: The Middle Ages (edited volume)    2021  [Invited]

  • The History of the Patriarchs of the Egyptian Church

    Alex Mallett, Johannes den Heijer

    Franks and Crusades in Medieval Eastern Christian Historiography (edited volume)    2020

  • Infernalising the Enemy: Images of Hell in Muslim Descriptions of the Franks

    Alex Mallett

    Syria in Crusader Times (edited volume)     184 - 194  2019.11  [Invited]

  • The Crusades

    Alex Mallett

    The Routledge Companion to Christian-Muslim Relations (edited volume)     126 - 134  2017  [Invited]

  • Two writings of al-Ṭurṭushī as Evidence for Early Muslim Reactions to the Frankish Crusader Presence in the Levant

    Alex Mallett

    Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes   107   153 - 178  2017  [Refereed]

  • The Muslim Memory of the Crusades

    Alex Mallett

    Remembering the Crusades and Crusading (edited volume)     216 - 230  2016  [Invited]

  • Muslim Responses to Western Intervention: A Comparative Study of the Crusades and Post-2003 Iraq

    Alex Mallett

    Journal of Medieval Military History   14   133 - 147  2016  [Invited]

  • The Battle of Inab

    Alex Mallett

    Journal of Medieval History   39   48 - 60  2013  [Refereed]

    DOI

  • Islamic Historians of the Ayyubid Era and Muslim Rulers from the Early Crusading Period: A Study in the Use of History

    Alex Mallett

    AL-MASAQ-ISLAM AND THE MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN   24 ( 3 ) 241 - 252  2012.12  [Refereed]

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    This article examines the presentation of Muslim rulers from the early crusading period, 490540/10971146 in six of the main chronicles written during the first half of the seventh/thirteenth century. It discusses the themes, ideas and topoi in each, demonstrating that the historians appear to have been divided into two camps over their presentation of these rulers, based on their personal views of the rulers of their time. The article also examines why this division may have occurred, and considers its ramifications for modern scholarship of Arabic historiography, Islamic history and the history of the Crusades, in both the sixth/twelfth and seventh/thirteenth centuries.

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  • The life of Aq-Sunqur al-Bursuqi: some notes on twelfth-century Islamic history and thirteenth-century Muslim historiography

    Alex Mallett

    TURKISH HISTORICAL REVIEW   2 ( 1 ) 39 - 56  2011  [Refereed]

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    This article examines the career of the Turkish emir Aq Sunqur al-Bursuqi, who was active across a wide region of the Middle East in the first half of the twelfth century. In so doing, it highlights important aspects of the Crusades and Counter-Crusade more widely during this period. It also analyses the presentation of al-Bursuqi in the historical chronicles which form the basis of studying the early twelfth century, in order to further understanding of the late-sixth/twelfth and early-seventh/thirteenth century societies in which they were written.

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  • The "Other" in the Crusading Period: Walter the Chancellor's Presentation of Najm al-Din Il-Ghazi

    Alex Mallett

    AL-MASAQ-ISLAM AND THE MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN   22 ( 2 ) 113 - 128  2010  [Refereed]

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    This paper examines ideas surrounding the presentation of the Muslim "other'' in Latin writings of the early period of the Crusades. Using a case-study approach of the views of one chronicler, Walter the Chancellor, in his work Bella Antiochena, on one individual Muslim, Najm al-Din Il-Ghazi, the paper studies aspects of the image of Il-Ghazi, the reasons for them, how and why they develop throughout the chronicle, and whether, from the other information given in the chronicle, it would be possible to interpret the information in other ways. The conclusions reached demonstrate that the reason for the vitriol in Walter's presentation was his wish to justify the Crusades and suggest that the writers of Outremer started to develop their own cross-cultural responses to Islam, independent of mainstream European thought, because of their situation.

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  • A trip down the Red Sea with Reynald of Chatillon

    Alex Mallett

    JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY   18   141 - 153  2008.04  [Refereed]

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Books and Other Publications

  • Medieval Muslim Writers and the Franks in the Levant

    Alex Mallett( Part: Edit)

    Brill  2021

  • Magic in Malta, 1605. The Moorish Slave Sellem b. al-Sheikh Mansur and the Roman Inquisition on Malta

    Alex Mallett( Part: Joint author)

    Brill  2021

  • Franks and Crusades in Medieval Eastern Christian Historiography

    Alex Mallett( Part: Edit)

    Brepols  2021

  • Popular Muslim Reactions to the Franks in the Levant, 1097-1291

    Alex Mallett( Part: Sole author)

    Ashgate  2014

  • Medieval Muslim Historians and the Franks in the Levant

    Alex Mallett( Part: Edit)

    Brill  2014

  • Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History. Volume 5, 1350-1500

    Alex Mallett( Part: Joint editor)

    Brill  2013

  • Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History. Volume 4, 1200-1350

    Alex Mallett( Part: Joint editor)

    Brill  2012

  • Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History. Volume 3, 1050-1200

    Alex Mallett( Part: Joint editor)

    Brill  2011

  • Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History. Volume 2, 900-1050

    Alex Mallett( Part: Joint editor)

    Brill  2010

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Misc

  • Arabic-Islamic Views of the Latin West: Tracing the Emergence of Medieval Europe

    Alex Mallett

    AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW   122 ( 5 ) 1575 - 1576  2017.12

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

    DOI

  • From Martyr to Murderer: Representations of the Assassins in Twelft- and Thirteenth-Century Europe

    Alex Mallett

    SPECULUM-A JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES   91 ( 2 ) 545 - 547  2016.04

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

    DOI

  • The Race for Paradise. An Islamic History of the Crusades

    Alex Mallett

    BULLETIN OF THE SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES-UNIVERSITY OF LONDON   78   386 - 387  2015.06

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

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  • Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan: Revisiting the Fada'il-i Balkh

    Alex Mallett

    AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW   120 ( 3 ) 1152 - 1152  2015.06

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • Conquering and governing Islamic Sicily in the XI and XII centuries

    Alex Mallett

    AL-MASAQ-ISLAM AND THE MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN   26 ( 3 ) 330 - 331  2014.09

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

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  • Oppressed in the Land? Fatwas on Muslims Living under Non-Muslim Rule from the Middle Ages to the Present

    Alex Mallett

    ISLAM AND CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM RELATIONS   25 ( 3 ) 411 - 413  2014.07

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

    DOI

  • Europe and the Islamic World: A History

    Alex Mallett

    ISLAM AND CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM RELATIONS   24 ( 4 ) 548 - 549  2013.10

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

    DOI

  • Crusades: medieval worlds in conflict

    Alex Mallett

    ISLAM AND CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM RELATIONS   23 ( 2 ) 230 - 231  2012

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

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Research Projects

  • Migrations: Movement of People, Goods and Ideas

    Waseda University  International Academic Events Organization Grant

    Project Year :

    2019.10
     
     
     

    Alex Mallett, Tina Shrestha

  • Responses to Globalisation in the Early-Modern Period: Vittorio Cassar and the Roman Inquisition on Malta

    Waseda University  Special Research Projects for Newly-Hired Faculty

    Project Year :

    2018.10
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    2019.03
     

    Alex Mallett

  • Magic in Malta, 1605. The Moorish Slave Sellem b. al-Sheikh Mansur and the Roman Inquisition on Malta

    UK AHRC  Research Grant

    Project Year :

    2014.07
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    2017.08
     

    D.A. Agius, C.R. Rider, A. Mallett

  • Popular Muslim Reactions to the Franks in the Levant, 1097-1291

    Leverhulme Trust  Early Career Fellowship

    Project Year :

    2010.01
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    2011.12
     

    Alex Mallett

  • Cross-Cultural Perceptions in Chronicles of the Crusades

    British Society for Middle Eastern Studies  Abdullah al-Mubarak Postgraduate Scholarship

    Project Year :

    2007.09
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    2008.08
     

    Alex Mallett

Presentations

  • The Reception of Ideas in the Early-Modern Globalized World: Vittorio Cassar and the Roman Inquisition on Malta

    Alex Mallett

    Migrations: Movement of People, Goods, and Ideas 

    Presentation date: 2019.10

  • Spain, Sicily, Syria: Muslim Explanations for the First Crusade

    Alex Mallett

    World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies 

    Presentation date: 2018.07

  • Urban II, the Turks, and the Causes of the First Crusade

    Alex Mallett  [Invited]

    The Crusades and the Latin East seminar 

    Presentation date: 2017.05

  • Infernalising the Enemy: Images of Hell in Muslim Descriptions of the Franks

    Alex Mallett  [Invited]

    The History of Syria, 1099-1250: Conflict and Co-existence 

    Presentation date: 2016.04

  • Christian-Muslim Relations on Hospitaller Malta: Evidence from an Inquisition Magic Trial

    Alex Mallett  [Invited]

    Reading Early Modern Conference 

    Presentation date: 2015.07

  • The Trial of Sellem b. al-Sheikh Mansur at the Roman Inquisition on Malta, 1605

    Alex Mallett  [Invited]

    Magic in Malta, 1605: Christian-Muslim Interaction in the Early-Modern Mediterranean 

    Presentation date: 2015.04

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Specific Research

  • Towards a Typology of Medieval Islamic Historiography

    2020  

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    The past is always alive, and the way in which people understand and present their past tells us much about their society and culture. The aim of this project was to investigate how Muslims in the medieval period saw themselves through close examination of their historical writings. In particular, it was to do three main things. First was to form the basis of a KAKENHI grant application to investigate the phenomenon of typology (the deliberate drawing of parallels between ancient, religiously significant occurrences and the present being described) in medieval Islamic historiographical works and establish the methodological, theoretical, and source bases for such an application. Second, it was to obtain digital copies of the relevant manuscript material for this project, held in libraries in the UK, in order to have access to all relevant sources. Thirdly, it was to produce a journal article that will act as a pilot study, on how Saladin’s campaigns against the crusaders (1187-1193) are compared to Muhammad’s battles against the pagans of Mecca, submitted to a top journal.

  • The Islamic Historiography of the Crusades

    2019  

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    This project's aim was to provide the bibliographical and methodological bases for a KAKENHI grant application for a project into how medieval Muslims wrote about the Crusades and non-Muslims in the period 1097-1291, something that builds on my many preliminary investigations published over the last ten years. This is extremely important because the period of the Crusades still provides a main basis for contemporary Muslim perceptions of and interactions with the ‘West’ and ‘Westerners’ (including Japan and the Japanese); thus, this project would help further cross-cultural understandings between the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds today. Its main objectives were: 1) to build up a definitive bibliography of the relevant primary source material for the KAKENHI project via research into the manuscript holdings of libraries around the world; and 2) to develop the methodology to be used in that project and the related academic events (workshop, conference papers, etc.), through discussions with leading experts in the field.In order to produce a full bibliography for the project, I went to the UK and examined Arabic manuscript catalogues from libraries around the world in order to locate material that has not been published or utilized thus far; this will be added to my own already extensive knowledge of the published primary source material, developed ever since my MA studies fifteen years ago. The creation of the definitive primary source bibliography for the planned project will form the basis for my research over the next decade.

  • Responses to Globalisation in the Early-Modern Period: Vittorio Cassar and the Roman Inquisition on Malta

    2018  

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     The aim of the project was to use one case study, the life of Cassar, to help determine how people in the early-modern period reacted to and interacted with the manifestations of globalisation in this period, the first era of full globalisation. As such, I visited Malta in order to locate documents related to the Maltese architect Vittorio Cassar (d. c. 1610). These documents are housed in a number of different libraries in Malta, primarily the archives of the Roman Inquisition on Malta, the notarial archives, and the archives of the Knights Hospitaller in the National Library of Malta. Having spent six weeks in Malta, I have located and digitized a vast number of documents either directly or indirectly related to Vittorio Cassar. Over the next few months, I will study each of the documents in detail in order to attempt to fully understand how Cassar responded to the people, ideas, and objects that entered Malta in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Having understood Cassar’s reactions, I will compare them to contemporary reactions to globalisation in order to go some way to showing how historical research can help understand society today.

 

Syllabus

Teaching Experience

  • The History of the Middle East and Europe, 600-1500

    Waseda University  

  • The Heirs of Saladin: The Ayyubid Empire

    Royal Holloway, University of London  

  • Nomads, Heretics and Crusaders: The Medieval Islamic World

    Royal Holloway, University of London  

  • The Seventh Crusade

    Royal Holloway, University of London  

  • Critical Approaches: Christian-Muslim Relations in the Middle Ages

    University of Exeter  

  • A History of the Modern Middle East

    University of Exeter  

  • Islam and the Making of Medieval Europe

    University of Exeter  

  • Understanding the Medieval and Early-Modern Worlds

    University of Exeter  

  • The First Crusade

    University of Exeter  

  • The Crusades

    Royal Holloway, University of London  

  • Islamic History, 600-1500

    University of Edinburgh  

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Committee Memberships

  • 2019.08
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    2020.07

    The Medieval Review  Board of Review Editors

  • 2006.09
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    2007.09

    British Society for Middle Eastern Studies  Executive Committee

Social Activities

  • Muslim Women and the Crusades

    University of Sheffield  Women, Violence and Justice, 300-1300 

    2016.04
     
     

  • Magic through the Ages

    University of Exeter  Magic through the Ages 

    2015.10
     
     

  • The Muslim Slave Sellem b. al-Sheikh Mansur and the Roman Inquisition on Malta

    Palazzo Santa Sophia, Mdina, Malta  The Muslim Slave Sellem b. al-Sheikh Mansur and the Roman Inquisition on Malta 

    2015.04
     
     

  • Christian-Muslim Relations in the Inquisition - Malta 1605

    University of Exeter 

    2014.10
     
     

Media Coverage

  • Islamic Studies Editor

    Internet

    DigitalOrientalist.com  

    2019.09

  • The Islamic World and Europe

    Other

    Theran Press   Medieval Baghdad (textbook for schoolchildren)  

    2019.03

  • What Upset Everyone in 1605? Love!

    Newspaper, magazine

    Times of Malta  

    2015.03