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Georg Leube

Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Islamwissenschaft

Academic Degrees 

  • PhD in Islamic Studies, University of Bayreuth, 2014
  • Habilitation in Islamic Studies, University of Bayreuth, 2021​

Professional Background

  • since 2022: Akademischer Oberrat (senior lecturer) at the Chair of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, University of Bayreuth
  • 2022-2023: Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, complemented by a Feodor Lynen Research Grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
  • 2022: parental leave (2 months)
  • 2020-2022: Part-time Visiting Professor for Islamic Studies at the University of Hamburg
  • 2018: Representation of the Chair of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, University of Bayreuth
  • 2016-2022: Akademischer Rat (lecturer) at the Chair for Islamic Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, University of Bayreuth 
  • 2015-2016: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at DYNTRAN: Dynamics of Transmission: Families, Authority and Knowledge in the Early Modern Middle East (15th-17th centuries), funded by ANR/DFG, Iranian Studies, Marburg University
  • 2012-2014: Research Fellow at the Chair of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, University of Bayreuth


Georg Leube

Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Islamwissenschaft

  • Early Islamic history
  • Courtly representation in the 15th century CE Persophonie
  • Methodologically oriented contributions to Islamicate cultural history (prosopography, iconography, epigraphy, textual criticism, material culture studies, memory studies)
  • Islamic and Islamicate historiography as a space of reflection and debate in Muslim cultural history
  • Transcultural entanglements in the post-ancient wider Mediterranean
Georg Leube

Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Islamwissenschaft



Georg Leube: Armenian Monastic Elites Harnessing the 'Turkmen' State? I: Layout, Text, and Textual Commentary of the Armenian Inscription at Arcowaber (1420 CE or earlier). In: Iran and the Caucasus, 28 (2024). - S. 140-165.

Georg Leube: Narrating Hierarchy: Dimensions of 'Culture' in the Construction of Mamlūk Hegemony over Uzun Ḥasan Aqquyunlu in Ibn Ajā's Taʾrīkh al-Amīr Yashbak. In: Annales Islamologiques, 58 (2024). - S. 130-169.

Georg Leube, Charles G. Häberl: There's Something Bad in the Packs: A Vernacular Aramaic Phrase in al-Ṭabarī's and al-Masʿūdī's Histories?. In: Journal of Semitic Studies, 69 (2024). - S. 179-203.


Georg Leube: Erudition at the Intersection of Genres? The Asymmetrical Deployment of Genres in Ibn Ajā's Taʾrīkh al-amīr Yashbak. In: Hülya Çelik, Petr Kučera (Hrsg.): Selected Studies on Genre in Middle Eastern Literatures : From Epics to Novels. - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2023. - S. 169-193.

Georg Leube: Prolegomena on Ibn Ajā's Journey to Tabrīz: Chronology and Itinerary according to the Tārīkh al-Amīr Yashbak. In: Mamlūk Studies Review, 26 (2023). - S. 117-153.

Georg Leube: Relational Iconography : Representational Culture at the Qaraquyunlu and Aqquyunlu Courts (853/1449 CE to 907/1501 CE). - Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2023. - X, 448 S.

Georg Leube: Resolving Ambivalence through (Claimed) Excommunication : The Depiction of al-Ashʿath b. Qays in Early and Classical Arabic-Islamic Historiography. In: al-Masāq, 35 (2023). - S. 34-53.

Georg Leube: Two Qaraquyunlu and Aqquyunlu 'Turkmen' Decrees in the Great Mosque of Mardin. In: Asiatische Studien = Études Asiatiques, 77 (2023). - S. 717-775.


Georg Leube: Laughter in the Discursive Tradition? : Emotions of Muḥammad as the Topic of a Pious Arabic-English Reader. In: Bernard Schweizer, Molokotos-Liedermann Lina, Yasmin Amin (Hrsg.): Muslims and Humour : Essays on Comedy, Joking, and Mirth in Contemporary Islamic Contexts. - Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2022. - S. 44-69.

Georg Leube: Subversive Philology? : Prosopography as a Relational and Corpus-Based Approach to Early Islamic History. In: Abbas Aghdassi, Aaron W. Hughes (Hrsg.): New Methods in the Study of Islam. - Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2022. - S. 44-69.


Georg Leube, Konstantin Klein: A Commented Translation of Arabic-Islamic Texts on Pre-Islamic Beliefs on the Arabian Peninsula.. - Bayreuth, 2021. -

Georg Leube: Ibn al-Ash'ath . In: (Hrsg.): Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. - Leiden: Brill, 2021.

Georg Leube: Polemics on a Palimpsest: Intertextual jibes in the 15th Century Inscriptions in Persepolis / Takht-i Jamshīd. In: Silvia Balatti, Hilmar Klinkott, Josef Wiesehöfer, (Hrsg.): Paleopersepolis : environment, landscape and society in ancient Fars : proceedings of the international colloquium held in Kiel 4th-6th July 2018. - Stuttgart : Steiner, 2021. - S. 267-290.

Georg Leube: Relational Iconography : Representational Culture at the Qara- and Aqquyunlu Courts (853 / 1449 CE to 907 / 1501 CE). - Bayreuth, 2021.
(, 2021, Universität Bayreuth, Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Lehrstuhl Islamwissenschaften)


Georg Leube: Insult the Caliph, Marry al-Ḥasan, and Redeem Your Kingdom : Freiheitsgrade of Kindī Elites During the 7th to 9th Century. In: Hannah-Lena Hagemann, Stefan Heidemann (Hrsg.): Transregional and Regional Elites – Connecting the Early Islamic Empire.Vol 1. The Early Islamic Empire at Work. - Berlin : DeGruyter, 2020. - S. 47-67.

Georg Leube: Islamic Architecture in Pre-colonial Africa. In: Fallou Ngom, Mustapha H. Kurfi, Toyin Falola (Hrsg.): The Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa. - Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. - S. 281-302.


Georg Leube: Bowersock, Glen W.: The Crucible of Islam. Cambridge, MA, 2017. In:Plekos, 21, S. 615-627: 2019

Georg Leube: Brian Ulrich: Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire : Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019. In:Der Islam, 97, S. 292-296: 2019

Georg Leube: Political dominance over the place of encounter? Two stories of divine intervention on behalf of Islam. In: eHumanista, 41 (2019). - S. 62-73.


Georg Leube: Aqquyunlu Turkmen Rulers Facing the Ruins of Takht-i Jamshīd. In: Der Islam, 95 (2018). - S. 479-506.

Georg Leube: Hoyland, Robert G.: In God's Path : The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire. Oxford, 2015. In:Plekos, 20, S. 327-334: 2018

Georg Leube: Ramon Martí or: How to imitate the Qurʾān : introduction: The tradition of Qurʾānic iʿjāz.. - Bayreuth, 2018. - 17 S.


Georg Leube: Berger, Lutz: Die Entstehung des Islam : Die ersten hundert Jahre ; Von Mohammed bis zum Weltreich der Kalifen. München, 2016. In:H-Soz-Kult, S. : 2017

Perrine Lachenal, Georg Leube: Contested Images : Iconographical approaches to the MENA-region. In: Middle East - Topics & Arguments, 8 (2017). - S. 5-11.

Iconography. - Perrine Lachenal, Georg Leube (Hrsg.). - Middle East - Topics & Arguments, 8 (2017),

Georg Leube: Intertextuality as a Typical Feature of Early Arabic Historiography. In: Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā, 25 (2017). - S. 172-173.

Georg Leube: Kinda in der frühislamischen Geschichte : Eine prosopographische Studie auf Basis der frühen und klassischen arabisch-islamischen Geschichtsschreibung. - Baden-Baden : Ergon, 2017.

Georg Leube: The Liberties of a Transmitter : Frantz Fanon according to Sharīʿatī. In: Dustin J. Byrd, Seyed Javad Miri (Hrsg.): Ali Shariati and the future of social theory : religion, revolution, and the role of the intellectual. - Leiden : Brill, 2017. - S. 157-169.

Georg Leube: Shoshan, Boaz: The Arabic Historical Tradition and the Early Islamic Conquests : Folklore, Tribal Lore, Holy War. London ; New York, 2016. In:Plekos, 19, S. 449-463: 2017


Georg Leube: Sacred Topography : A Spatial Approach to the stelae of Gao-Saney. In: Islamic Africa, 7 (2016). - S. 44-59.

Georg Leube: Braun, Christopher: Das Kitāb Sidrat al-muntahā des Pseudo-Ibn Waḥšīya : Einleitung, Edition und Übersetzung eines hermetisch-allegorischen Traktats zur Alchemie. Berlin, 2016. In:Der Islam, 93, S. 583-584: 2016


Georg Leube: Subordinary patronage under the Akkoyunlu : Uzun Ḥasan at Ushturjān. In: DYNTRAN, 2015-11-18

Georg Leube: A hierarchy of rule? 15th century Ottoman building inscriptions in Bulgaria and Thrace II. In: DYNTRAN, 2015-10-29

Georg Leube: Some context : Two 15th century Ottoman building inscriptions from Edirne. In: DYNTRAN, 2015-09-04

Georg Leube: Can the Ak- and Karakoyunlu be described as Dynasties?. In: DYNTRAN, 2015-07-02

Georg Leube: Some thoughts on Uzun Ḥasans inscription in the masjid-i jāmi’ of Iṣfahān : Gleichzeitigkeit des Ungleichzeitigen?. In: DYNTRAN, 2015-06-01


Georg Leube: Die Rezepte der Freiburger alchemistischen Handschrift des ʿAbd al-Ǧabbār al-Hamaḏānī : Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentar. - Berlin : Schwarz, 2013. - 331 S.

Georg Leube

Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Islamwissenschaft

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