Comparative Islamic Studies
Brannon M Wheeler [+–]
United States Naval Academy
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Brannon Wheeler is a Professor of History at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis where he was the founding Director of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies. He received a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago after having received a BA in Religion and History at Pitzer College, studying with Carl Ernst at Pomona College. He is the author and editor of nine books including Mecca and Eden: Ritual, Relics, and Territory in Islam (Chicago, 2006). He is currently finishing a book-length project on camel sacrifice and martyrdom in Islam.
This series is a companion to the Comparative Islamic Studies journal. It publishes work that integrates Islamic studies into the contemporary study of religion, providing an opportunity for expert scholars of Islam to demonstrate the more general significance of their research both to comparatavists and to specialists working in other areas. Attention to Islamic materials from outside the central Arabic lands is of special interest, as are comparisons that stress the diversity of Islam as it interacts with changing human conditions.