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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—.


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.



University of Toronto Web site, (September 28, 2004), "James A. Reilly."

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