Leone Pecorini Goodall (SGSAH DTP)

Thesis title: Heirs to the Caliphate: Continuity, Territoriality and Gender in the accession of the late Umayyads and early Abbasids.

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Year of study: 3

  • Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (PhD Student)
  • History Classics and Archaeology
  • University of St. Andrews (School of History)

Contact details

Address

Street

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, 19 George Square

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9LD

Background

BA (Hons.), History:  First class (prize for best UG Dissertation in History 2018), SOAS (UoL), 2014-18.

MSc, Late Antique Islamic and Byzantine Studies: Distinction, University of Edinburgh, 2018-19.

PhD, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2019 - 

 

CV

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Responsibilities & affiliations

IMES Library Assistant

Convenor of Early/Medieval Islamic Reading Group https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/llcphdreadinggroups/classical-islamic-history/

Convenor of French Islamic Studies Reading Group https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/llcphdreadinggroups/french-islamic-studies/

Research summary

Places

  • Mediterranean
  • Near East
  • Caucasus

Themes

  • Islamic-Byzantine frontier 
  • Historiography
  • Gender
  • Genealogy
  • Numismatics

Periods

  • Late Antiquity
  • Medieval

Current research interests

My thesis explores the patterns and means of succession of the late Umayyad and early Abbasids, focusing on over-looked aspects of succession such as the matrilineal line, age, eligibility and ‘failed’ heirs. My research makes use of Arabic, Armenian and Greek language sources, adopting a source-critical and comparative approach. Supervised by Dr. Marie Legendre (IMES), Dr. Yannis Stouraitis (HCA) and Dr. Tim Greenwoood (St. Andrews). https://edinburgh.academia.edu/LeonePecoriniGoodall

Affiliated research centres