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Deborah Tor


Sample Publications

• Violent Order: Religious Warfare, Chivalry, and the 'Ayyar Phenomenon in the Medieval Islamic World. Istanbuler Texte und Studien der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, Band 11 Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2007. • “God’s Cleric: Fuḍayl b. ʿIyāḍ and the Transition from Caliphal to Prophetic Sunna,” in Islamic Cultures, Islamic Contexts: Essays in Honor of Professor Patricia Crone, ed. Behnam Sadeghi, Asad Q. Ahmed, Adam Silverstein, and Robert Hoyland. Leiden: Brill, 2013. • “The Long Shadow of Pre-Islamic Iranian Rulership: Antagonism or Assimilation?” Late Antiquity: Eastern Perspectives, ed. Teresa Bernheimer and Adam Silverstein, E. J. W. Gibb Memorial Series (Oxford: Oxbow, 2012), 145-163. • “The Islamising of Iranian Kingly Ideals in the Persianate Fürstenspiegel,” Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies 49 (2011), 15-22. • “Mamlūk Loyalty: Evidence from the Late Saljūq Period,” Asiatische Studien 65: 3 (2011), 767-796. • “'Sovereign and Pious': The Religious Life of the Great Seljuq Sultans,” The Seljuqs: Politics, Society, and Culture, ed. Christian Lange and Songul Mecit (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011), 39-62. • “A Tale of Two Murders: Power Relations Between Caliph and Sultan in the Twelfth Century,“ Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft (ZDMG) 159 (2009), 279-297. • “The Islamization of Central Asia in the Sāmānid Era and the Reshaping of the Muslim World,” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (BSOAS), 72:2 (2009), 272-299. • “The Mamlūks in the Military of the Pre-Seljūq Persianate Dynasties,” Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies, 46 (2008), 213-225. • “Privatized Jihad and Public Order in the Pre-Saljūq Period: The Role of the Mutaṭṭawwiʿa,” Iranian Studies 38:4 (2005), 555-573. • “Historical Representations of Ya‘qūb b. al-Layth al-Ṣaffār: A Reappraisal,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (JRAS), 12: 3 (Nov. 2002), 247-275. • “A Numismatic History of the First Saffarid Dynasty,” Numismatic Chronicle, Series 7, 162 (2002), 293-314. • Toward a Revised Understanding of the ‘Ayyar Phenomenon, in Iran; Questions et Connaissances: actes du IVe congrès des études Iraniennes organisé par la Societas Iranologica Europaea, Paris, 6-10 Septembre 1999. Vol. II: Périodes médiévale et moderne. Ed. M. Szuppe. Cahiers de Studia Iranica 23 (Paris: Peeters Editions, 2002), 231- 254. • “An Historiographical Re-examination of the Appointment and Death of ‘Alī al-Riḍā,” Der Islam 78: 1 (2001), 103-128.

Current Position

Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame