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James Waterson

James Waterson is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and has post-graduate degrees from the University of Dundee and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He traveled and worked in the Middle East, the United States and China for a number of years but now calls Prague home and Dubai the office.

His first book, The Knights of Islam, a history of the slave soldiers and sultans of Islam was started on a nearly dead laptop propped up on an ironing board in Shanghai, added to between night shifts in a London bedsit and completed on a building site masquerading as a house in the Appenines, eventually being published in 2007.

In pursuit of a living wage James has, at various times, been an actor in Chinese movies, a radio host, an oil rig worker, the voice of Chinese Steel, a university lecturer, a nurse and a contadino. He still writes and consults on healthcare and health economics in areas as diverse as disaster management, medication management and children's intensive care.

Baybars, The Sultan That Stopped The Mongols (with James Waterson)
April 10, 2023

Baybars, The Sultan That Stopped The Mongols (with James Waterson)

Author James Waterson provides an in-depth look into the history of the Mamluk Sultanate, with a special focus on the reign of Sultan Baybars.

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