Professor Eamonn Gearon

Professor Eamonn Gearon
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of London
Change is our constant, and the past does indeed inform the present.

Eamonn Gearon is a Professorial Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington DC. He received his M.A. in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, and has also taught at the American University in Cairo.

Mr. Gearon is the cofounder and managing director of The Siwa Group, a specialist consultancy firm, where he trains U.S. Department of State officials, Department of Defense workers, and other U.S. government employees whose work takes them to, or is concerned with, North Africa and the Middle East.

Mr. Gearon spent years living in, traveling, and exploring the Sahara. These days, he enjoys his role as a public speaker, whose presentations combine elements of Middle Eastern history and contemporary affairs. He is a distinguished speaker on Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 and other vessels.

Mr. Gearon has published extensively on Middle Eastern history, culture, and contemporary politics. A regular reviewer for The Times Literary Supplement and other prestigious publications, he is also the author of The Sahara: A Cultural History. He has contributed to numerous other titles, including the Encyclopedia of African History (edited by Kevin Shillington), Meetings with Remarkable Muslims: A Collection of Travel Writing (edited by Barnaby Rogerson and Rose Baring), and Sahara Overland: A Route and Planning Guide.

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  1. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
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    It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of the crucial 500-year history of the Abbasid Empire. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked by...
  2. Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

    Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (105)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    The Middle East is a critically important area of our world, but much media coverage fails to accurately convey the complexities of this pivotal region. Discover a breathtaking panorama of history, exploring a 1,300-year window from the rise of Muhammad to the fall of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. Focus on specific moments that changed the direction of events—moments that still resonate in the 21st century.
  3. (Set) The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age & Understanding Japan Set

    (Set) The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age & Understanding Japan

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Take an nontraditional tour of two fascinating lands. Start by exploring the cultural and scientific advancements from the Islamic region with The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age. Then, look at Japanese art, food, entertainment, and more as it developed and influenced the world in Understanding Japan: A Cultural History.
  4. (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & Understanding Japan Set on sale

    (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & Understanding Japan

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $378.00 Starting at $106.90 $654.90 $106.90$654.90
    Two of the most important regions to the U.S. include the Middle East and Japan. Learn more about these vital areas with this two-course set that provides deep insights into the culture and history of both places. Start with Turning Points in Middle Eastern History, and then travel to the other side of the world with Understanding Japan: A Cultural History.
  5. (Set) Thinking About Religion and Violence & Turning Points in Middle Eastern History Set

    (Set) Thinking About Religion and Violence & Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    We live in a world where religious violence seems more prevalent than ever and with this two-course set, you can dive into spiritual and cultural history of this phenomenon. From war gods to witch hunting to terrorism, discover the roots of religious violence with Thinking About Religion and Violence. Then, take a penetrating look at the fascinating and thoroughly remarkable past of this storied part of the world...
  6. (Set) The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age & Turning Points in Middle Eastern History Set

    (Set) The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age & Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

    Eamonn Gearon
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Take a deep dive into the history and politics of a fascinating region of the world. Start by learning about the many scientific and cultural advances from this area with The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age. Then, take a penetrating look at the remarkable past of this storied part of the world with Turning Points in Middle Eastern History.
  7. (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & Turning Points in Modern History Set

    (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & Turning Points in Modern History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $639.90 $349.90$639.90
    History is made up of important moments that become milestones. Take an in-depth look at some of the most pivotal points in this two-course set, first focusing on an essential geopolitical area with Turning Points in Middle Eastern History. Then, broaden your focus and look at the larger picture with Turning Points in Modern History.
  8. (Set) The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age & A History of India Set

    (Set) The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age & A History of India

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Over the past 5,000 years, the Middle East and India have been home to a rich tapestry of peoples and cultures. Examine these fascinating regions with this two-course set. Start by unpacking the often-overlooked story of the Abbasid Empire with The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age. Then, take a breathtaking survey of South Asia from its earliest societies through the modern challenges of the 21st...
  9. (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & Customs of the World Set

    (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & Customs of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $639.90 $349.90$639.90
    Gain a better understanding of the world around you, with an emphasis on one of the most influential geopolitical regions. Turning Points in Middle Eastern History delves into the tumultuous past of a vastly important area of the globe, while Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are gives you insight into the practices and sensitivities of different societies.
  10. Renaissance & The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age Set

    Renaissance & The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $434.90 Starting at $434.90 $789.90 $434.90$789.90
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  11. (Set) The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age & United States and the Middle East Set

    (Set) The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age & United States and the Middle East

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Separate Middle East fact from fiction with this fascinating two-course set. Start by delving into the little-known history of the Abbasid Empire with The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age. Then, examine our complex relationship with this region with United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11.
  12. (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & United States and the Middle East Set on sale

    (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & United States and the Middle East

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $371.00 Starting at $57.90 $639.90 $57.90$639.90
    The relationship between the U.S. and the Middle East is turbulent and worthy of exploration. Get the full story with this two-course set, starting with an in-depth look at Turning Points in Middle Eastern History. Then, examine how our connection to this region has changed several times through the last century with United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11.
  13. (Set) The Ottoman Empire & Turning Points in Middle Eastern History Set

    (Set) The Ottoman Empire & Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $669.90 Starting at $669.90 $769.90 $669.90$769.90
    Explore the fascinating story of a grand civilization with this two course set. Start by discovering what made the Ottoman Empire just as powerful than those of Western Europe with The Ottoman Empire. Then, take a penetrating look at the fascinating and thoroughly remarkable past of this storied part of the world with Turning Points in Middle Eastern History.
  14. (Set) A History Of India & Turning Points in Middle Eastern History Set

    (Set) A History Of India & Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $669.90 Starting at $669.90 $769.90 $669.90$769.90
    South Asia and Middle East are critically important areas of our world. With this two-course set, you can explore the past, the present, and the most significant turning points. Discover one of the world’s most important clusters of civilizations with A History of India. Then, probe the complex civilizations of the Middle East with Turning Points in Middle Eastern History.
  15. (Set) The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age & High Middle Ages Set

    (Set) The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age & High Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Discover the untold story of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance with this two-course set. Start by focusing on a fascinating part of the world with The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age. Then, step back to take a more holistic view of this period with the High Middle Ages.
  16. (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & The Decisive Battles of World History Set on sale

    (Set) Turning Points in Middle Eastern History & The Decisive Battles of World History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $430.00 Starting at $124.90 $759.90 $124.90$759.90
    You can learn a lot about history by looking at the wars we fought. Study the decisive moments of the world through a set of two highly focused history courses, Turning Points in Middle Eastern History and The Decisive Battles of World History. You’ll get a new perspective on the world around you, understanding more deeply how the decisions made in the past affect us today.
  17. (Set) Ancient Mesopotamia & Turning Points in Middle Eastern History Set on sale

    (Set) Ancient Mesopotamia & Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $378.00 Starting at $106.90 $654.90 $106.90$654.90
    Examine two areas of history that are often overlooked in traditional history courses with this two-course set. Start by diving into the unchartered waters of the Near East with Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization. Then, take a penetrating look at the fascinating and thoroughly remarkable past the Middle East with Turning Points in Middle Eastern History.