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Michael Morony

Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

Office  6242 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-1962


Ph.D. UCLA, 1972

Selected Publications

Iraq After the Muslim Conquest (1983).

"Landholding and Social Change: Lower al-'Iraq in the Early Islamic Period," in T. Khalidi, Land Tenure and Social Transformation in the Middle East (Beirut, 1984), 209-22.

The History of al-Tabari,, Vol. XVIII, Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of Mu'awiyah (Albany, 1987).

"The Arabisation of the Gulf," in B.R. Pridham, ed., The Arab Gulf and the Arab World (London: Croom Helm, 1988), 3-28.

"The Age of Conversions: A Reassessment," in M. Gervers and J. Bikhazi, eds., Conversion and Continuity. Indigenous Christian Communities in Islamic Lands, Eighth to Eighteenth centuries (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1990), 135-50.

"Commerce in Early Islamic Iraq," asiem afrika latein amerika, 20 (1993), 699-720

"Land Use and Settlement Patterns in Late Sasanian and Early Islamic Iraq," in G.R.O. King and Averil Cameron, The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East, II Land Use and Settlement Patterns (Princeton: Darwin Press, 1994), 221-29

"Michael the Syrian as a Source for Economic History," Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 3, no. 2 (July 2000)


Near Eastern History