John E. Woods

John E. Woods
Professor of Middle Eastern History
Pick Hall 203
773.702.8343
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1974
Teaching at UChicago since 1970

Academic Bio

Professor Woods focuses primarily on the history of Turkey, Iran, and Central Asia from the 13th to 18th century. He is particularly interested in aspects of the encounter of sedentary and nomadic people in those regions during that time period. He is at present working on several projects dealing with the age of Chinggis Khan and Timur (Tamerlane).

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Selected Publications

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Recent & Regularly Taught Courses

  • NEHC 30502 Islamic History and Society II: The Middle Period
  • NEHC 30605 Colloquium: Sources for the Study of Islamic History
  • NEHC 30943 Colloquium: Iran and Central Asia
Affiliated Departments and Centers: Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Subject Area: Islamic History and Civilization