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History Department at Lehman College

Faculty: Dina Le Gall

Dina Le Gall Academic Interests

Middle Eastern and Islamic history


Ottoman history, history of Sufism

Selected Publications

  • A Culture of Sufism: Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2005.

Articles, Reviews, and Essays

  • Review of John J. Curry, The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650, in IJMES 43 (2011): 751-52.
  • “Kadizadelis, Naksbendis, and Intra-Sufi Diatribe in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul.” Turkish Studies Association Journal 28 (2004): 1-28.
  • “Forgotten Naqshbandis and the Culture of Pre-Modern Sufi Brotherhoods,” Studia Islamica 97 (2003): 87-119.
  • “Recent Thinking on Sufis and Saints in the Lives of Muslim Societies, Past and Present.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 42 (2010): 673-687.

Work in Progress

  • Sufism in History: Mysticism, Piety, and Sacred Power in the Lives of Muslim Societies (book ms. under contract to Cambridge University Press)