Daniel Newman

Daniel Newman is Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Durham (UK). His research on intercultural contacts between the West and the Arab world in history has focused on Arabic geographical and travel literature, as well as medieval Islamic medicine, with a special interest in sexuality and food. His publications include An Imam in Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit To France 1826-1831, the (co-authored) prize-winning Muslim Women in Law and Society and The Sultan's Sex Potions: Arab Aphrodisiacs in the Middle Ages.