Mohammed Allehbi is a sixth year Ph.D. candiddate in Medieval Islamic History with a focus on the late Abbasid era. He received his M.A in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago in June 2014. His thesis "Streets of Baghdad: The War between the ?Ayy?r?n and the Government during the Buyid and Seljuq Eras" examined what factors determined the successes and failures of these governments in Baghdad in their interactions with a non-governmental paramilitary group known as the ?ayy?r?n.
He is currently exploring his main research interest; examining the development and application of criminal justice in premodern Arabic-Islamic societies (700-1200 CE). He analyzes the enforcement of criminal law throughout the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, and the legal dichotomy and political-religious divide inherent within this system over time. His advisor is Professor David Wasserstein.
Middle East/Near East Studies
Geographic Areas of Interest
The Ayyarun In Medieval Islamic History
Crime And Punishment In Medieval Islamic History
Urban Societies In Medieval Islamic History
| Social Science
| University of Chicago