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Reilly, James A. 1954-

REILLY, James A. 1954-

PERSONAL: Born January 9, 1954, in AK; son of Thomas (a civil servant) and Anne (a teacher; maiden name, Dimond) Reilly. Education: Georgetown University, B.A. (history), 1976, Ph.D. (history), 1987; American University of Beirut, M.A. (history), 1980.


ADDRESSES: Offıce—Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, 4 Bancroft Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1C1; fax: 416-978-3305. E-mail—[email protected]


CAREER: American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, instructor in history and archaeology, 1979-80; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, assistant professor, 1987-92, associate professor, 1991-2003, professor of Near and Middle Eastern civilizations, 2003—, department chair, 2001—.


WRITINGS:

A Small Town in Syria: Ottoman Hama in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.


Contributor to books, including Islamic Urbanism in Human History: Political Power and Social Networks, edited by Tsugitaka Sato, Kegan Paul International (London, England), 1997; and Echoes from the Past: World History to the Sixteenth Century, edited by Garfield Newman, McGraw Hill Ryerson (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001. Contributor to periodicals, including Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, Arabica, Canadian Journal of History, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Acta Orientalia, International Journal of Middle East Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.


WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on the history of Ottoman Syria between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries; research on the social and economic history of Damascus and Hama, and on recent historiography of Syria and Lebanon during the Ottoman period.


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

University of Toronto Web site,http://www.utoronto.ca/ (September 28, 2004), "James A. Reilly."

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