Nurullah Hergul

History Department

Nurullah Hergul is a historian of the medieval period with interests in the Abbasid-Byzantine borderland regions, borderland societies, the Kurds, and the Berbers.  Nurullah holds his BA in Religious Studies from Istanbul University, Turkey, and his Master’s in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Indiana University–Bloomington.  His current research is an exploration of the core-periphery relationships in the Abbasid Caliphate with a specific focus on the mountains and their people between the 9th and 11th centuries.