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Warren C. Schultz

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  • Professor
  • ​​​Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1995

  • History; Islamic World Studies
  • Faculty
  • ​​Medieval Islamic history, the Crusades, and related topics ​

  • 773-325-1561
  • SAC 402


PhD, University of Chicago


Dr. Schultz researches the history of the Muslim world from 1000-1500 CE, concentrating on the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt and Syria, c. 1250-1517 CE, and surrounding regions. Working to mesh literary, archaeologically derived, numismatic, and material culture sources, he has authored and co-authored numerous articles and chapters about the monetary history of Egypt and Syria and related topics such as metrology. He has also published and taught about the Crusades in the Near East and the Arabian Nights, most notably the short monograph Numismatic Nights: Gold, Silver and Copper Coins in the Mahdi A Manuscript of Alf Layla wa-Layla. Ulrich Haarmann Memorial Lecture Series, v. 12. Bonn University, Germany: Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg of Mamlūkology, 2015. His publications are available via 


At the undergraduate level, Dr. Schultz teaches survey courses on the history of the Muslim world as well as seminars on Ibn Battuta (the greatest traveler of the pre-modern era), the Crusades in the Near East, and the famous story collection titled The Thousand and One Nights. At the graduate level, he has taught seminars on the Crusades in World History and proseminars on teaching Islamic history.