Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Islamwissenschaft und Nahostsprachen

Dr. Evrim Binbaş

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Dr. Evrim Binbaş


Abteilung für Islamwissenschaft und Nahostsprachen

Adenauerallee 4-6

53113 Bonn

  • The University of Chicago, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Chicago, Ph.D., Medieval Islamic History (with distinction), 2009.

  • Hacettepe University, History Department, Ankara, M.A., History, 1997.

  • Middle East Technical University, Department of Political Science, Ankara, B.Sc., Political Science, 1995.

  • Akademischer Rat, from 1 October 2016, Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften, Abteilung für Islamwissenschaft und Nahostsprachen, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

  • Tenured Lecturer (= Associate Professor) in Early Modern Asian Empires, 2009-2016, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Lecturer (= Associate Professor) in Early Modern Asian Empires, 1 September 2008-30 September 2016, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Departmental Lecturer in Islamic History, 1000-1500, January - September 2006 (fixed term position), Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

  • Historiographie und politische Ideen in der neuzeitlichen Islamischen Welt

  • Timuridische, turkmenische, und osmanische Geschichte Irans, Zentralasiens und Anatoliens mit besonderem Schwerpunkt auf der Geschichte des fünfzehnten Jahrhunderts

  • Islamische und osmanische Musikgeschichte


  • Intellectual Networks in Timurid Iran: Sharaf al-Dīn ‘Alī Yazdī and the Islamicate Republic of Letters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.


  • (zusammen mit Nurten Kılıç-Schubel), Horizons of the World. Festschrift for Isenbike Togan. Istanbul: Ithaki Press, 2011.


  • "Zeki Velidi Togan's 'Islamic Culture in the Khanate of Kazan: A Report Sent from Kazan in 1550 during the Reign of <Süleyman> the Lawgiver," ed. and trans. by Evrim Binbaş, JESHO – Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 65(2022).7: 961-1057. Download/Herunterladen

  • "The Timurids and the Mongol Empire," in The Mongol World, eds. Timothy May & Michael Hope (London: Routledge, 2022), 936-952.

  • (with Will Kwiatkowsky) “Iskandar b. ʿUmar Shaykh's Farman in the David Collection,” Journal of the David Collection 5 (2021): 26-79.

  • “Autobiographies and Weak Ties: Saʾin al-Din Turka’s Self Narratives,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 53 (2021): 309-313.

  • “The Jalayirid Hidden King and the Shāh Mohammad Qaraqoyunlu,” Journal of Persianate Studies 12(2019): 206-236.

  • “Condominial Sovereignty and Condominial Messianism in the Timurid Empire: Historiographical and Numismatic Evidence,” JESHO – Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 62(2018).1: 172-202. [Special issue: Speaking the End Times: Prophecy and Messianism in Early Modern Eurasia, ed. Mayte Green-Mercado].

  • “Unsavoury Cosmopolitanism: Reflections on Sanjay Subrahmanyam’s “Hidden Faces of Surat”.” JESHO – Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 62(2018).1: 277-287.

  • “Did the Ḥurūfīs Mint Coins?: Articulation of Sacral Kingship in an Aqqoyunlu Coin Horde from Erzincan,” in Islamic Literature and Intellectual Life in 14th-15th Century Anatolia, eds. Andrew Peacock and Sara Nur Yıldız (Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2016), 137-170.

  • “A Damascene Eyewitness to the Battle of Nicopolis: Shams al-Dīn Ibn al-Jazarī (833/1429),” in Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean 1204-1453, eds. Nikolaos G. Chrissis and Mike Carr (Reading: Ashgate, 2014), 153-175.

  • “Timurid Experimentation with Eschatological Absolutism: Mīrzā Iskandar, Shāh Niʻmatullāh Walī, and Sayyid Sharīf Jurjānī in 815/1412,” in Unity in Diversity: Patterns of Religious Authority in Islam, ed. Orkhan Mir-Kasimov (Leiden: Brill, 2014), 277-303.

  • “Anatomy of a Regicide Attempt: Shāhrukh, the Ḥurūfīs, and the Timurid Intellectuals in 830/1426-27,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 23 (2013): 391-428.

  • “Histories of Sharaf al-Dīn ‘Alī Yazdī: A Formal Analysis,” Acta Orientalia 65 (2012): 391 417.

  • “Paul Wittek. A Man in Dark Times,” in Paul Wittek. The Rise of the Ottoman Empire and Other Studies, ed. Colin Heywood (London: Routledge, 2012), ix-xvi.

  • “Structure and Function of the Genealogical Tree in Islamic Historiography,” in Horizons of the World. Festschrift for Isenbike Togan, eds. İlker Evrim Binbaş and Nurten Kılıç-Schubel (Istanbul: Ithaki Press, 2011), 465-544.

  • “Music and Samā‘ of the Mavlaviyya in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: Origins, Ritual and Formation,” in Sufism, Music and Society in Turkey and the Middle East, eds. Anders Hammarlund, Tord Olsson, Elisabeth Özdalga (Istanbul: Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 2001), 67-79. 


  • “Jāmeʿ al-tavāriḵ-i ḥasani,” Encyclopaedia Iranica at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/jame-al-tavarik-hasani [accessed 08 April 2014].

  • “Oḡuz Khan Narratives.” Encyclopaedia Iranica at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/oguz-khan-narratives [accessed 13 July 2010].

  • “Oghuz, Turkish tribe.” In International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages-Online. A Supplement to LexMA-Online. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2005, in Brepolis Medieval Encyclopaedias <http://www.brepolis.net/bme> [Accessed 1 March 2005].

  • “Türkmen, people.” In International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages-Online. A Supplement to LexMA-Online. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2005, in Brepolis Medieval Encyclopaedias <http://www.brepolis.net/bme> [Accessed 3 March 2005].


  • “Review of: Robert Gleave and István T. Kristó-Nagy (eds): Violence in Islamic Thought from the Mongols to European Imperialism. (Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought.) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018,” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 82(2019): 544-546.

  • “Review of: Mona Hassan, Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016,” Journal of Islamic Studies 30 (2019).2: 247-250.

  • “Review of: Mimi Hanaoka, Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography: Persian Histories from the Peripheries. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016,” American Historical Review 124 (2019).1: 381-383.

  • “Review of: Muhsin J. al-Musawi, The Medieval Islamic Republic of Letters. Arabic Knowledge Construction. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015,” Renaissance Quarterly 69 (2016).4: 1426-1428.

  • “Review of: Kaya Şahin, Empire and Power in the Reign of Süleyman. Narrating the Sixteenth Century Ottoman World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013,” Times Literary Supplement 10 April 2015, No. 5845, p. 26.

  • “Review of: Ron Sela, The Legendary Biographies of Tamerlane: Islam and Heroic Apocrypha in Central Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011,” Journal of Islamic Studies 24 (2013): 366-368.

  • “Review of: Michele Bernardini, Mémoire et propagande à l’époque timouride. Paris: Association pour l’avancement des études iraniennes, 2008,” Journal of Islamic Studies 22 (2011), pp. 423-26.

  • “Review of: Yuka Kadoi, Islamic Chinoiserie. The Art of Mongol Iran. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009,” Journal of Islamic Studies 22 (2011), pp. 254-256.

  • “Review of: Gabriel Piterberg, An Ottoman Tragedy. History and Historiography at Play. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.” Journal of Islamic Studies 17 (2006), pp. 100 102.

  • “Review of: Heath W. Lowry, The Nature of the Early Ottoman State. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.” Byzantinische Forschungen 28 (2004), pp. 175-193.

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