Research and scholarship

  • Medieval Europe
  • the Crusades and the Latin East
  • Medieval Russia; the Mongols



The Mongols and the Islamic World from Conquest to Conversion (New Haven and London: Yale U.P., 2017), pp. xxi + 614

(ed.), The Cambridge History of Iran, vol. VI: The Timurid and Safavid Periods (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986), pp. xxiii + 1087

(trans., and ed. with David Morgan), The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck: His Journey to the Court of the Great Khan Möngke, 1253-1255 (Cambridge: Hakluyt Society, 1990), pp. xvi + 312
The Delhi Sultanate: A Political and Military History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. xx + 367; Arabic translation, Dilh? Saltanat: ta’r?kh siy?s? wa-?askar? (Riyadh: Obeikan, 2003), pp. 620
The Mongols and the West 1221-1410, Longman’s Medieval World series (Harlow: Pearson, 2005), pp. xxxiv + 414; Polish translation, Mongo?owie i zachód (Warszawa: Bellona SA, 2007), pp. 464
The Seventh Crusade, 1244-1254: Sources and Documents, Crusade Texts in Translation 16 (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007), pp. xv + 256; paperback edition (2009)
Studies on the Mongol Empire and Early Muslim India, Variorum Collected Studies series (Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), pp. xii + 334

Chapters in books

'The Mongol Age in Eastern Inner Asia', in Nicola di Cosmo, Allen J. Frank and Peter B. Golden (eds), The Cambridge History of Inner Asia, I: The Chinggisid Age (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 26-44.

'Muslim India: The Delhi Sultanate', in David Morgan and Anthony Reid (eds), The New Cambridge History of Islam, III: The Eastern Islamic World, Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 100-27.

'Franciscans as Papal and Royal Envoys to the Tartars, 1245-1255', in Michael J. Robson (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Francis of Assisi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 224-39.


'Mongol Khans and Religious Allegiance: The Problems Confronting a Minister-Historian in Ilkhanid Iran', Iran (Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies), 47 (2009), pp. 109-22.

‘Mongols', in John L. Esposito (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Islamic World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), vol. IV, pp. 40-6.

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