Brian A Catlos

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHumanities Division
Phone303-492-1634
Email,
Web Site Brian Catlos
The Mediterranean Seminar
OfficeNA
Campus Mail StopInstitute For Humanities Research
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
Brian A Catlos

Research Interests

Professional Activities



American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain, President

Mediterranean Seminar, Co-Director

UC Mediterranean Studies, Multi-Campus Research Project, PI/ Co-Director

NEH Summer Institute Barcelona, Co-Director

NEH Research Fellow, 2009-10

Book Review Editor (Late Medieval), Speculum

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 2000

Selected Publications


  • Muslim Societies in Latin Christendom, 1050–1614 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) (in progress)

  • Editor, Worlds of Economy and History, Studies in Honour of Andrew M . Watson, (Valencia: Universitat de València, 2010)

  • “Who was Philip of Mahdia and Why Did He Have to Die? Confessional Identity and Political Power in the Twelfth-Century Mediterranean” in Mediterranean Chronicle (Corfu: Ionian University). (forthcoming)

  • “Jewish History in Muslim and Christian Spain in a Humanistic Perspective: Three Episodes” in Judaism (forthcoming)

  • “Privilegio y poder en el Aragón mudéjar: el auge y declive del çaualaquem Çalema” in Ana Echevarría, ed., Biografías mudéjares (Estudios onomástico-biográficos de al-Andalus) (Madrid: CSIC), pp. 133–82.

  • “The de Reys (1220–1501): The Evolution of a “Middle-Class” Muslim Family in Christian Aragon” Viator 40(2009): 197–219.

  • “Justice Served or Justice Subverted? Two Muslim Women Sue a local Mudéjar Official in Thirteenth-Century Aragon” Anuario de Estudios Medievales 39 (2009): 177–202.

  • The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims in Catalonia and Aragon, 1050-1300. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

  • "Muhammad Abenadalill: A Muslim Knight in the Service of the Kings of Aragon (1290-1291)." In Harvey Hames, ed., In and Around the Medieval Crown of Aragon: Studies in Honour of Prof. Elena Lourie (Leiden: Brill, 2003), 257-302.

  • "Contexto social y 'conveniencia' en la Corona de Aragón. Propuesta para un modelo de interacción entre grupos etno-religiosos minoritarios y mayoritarios." Revista d'História Medieval (Valencia), 12 (2002): 220-235.

  • "Four Kidnappings in s. XIII Aragon: Christian Children as Victims of Christian-Muslim Domination." Scripta Mediterranea 19/20 (1998/1999), 165-80.

  • "To Catch a Spy: The Case of Zayn al-Din and Ibn Dukan." Medieval Encounters, 2 (1996): 99-114.