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Professor Josef Van Ess FBA

About this Fellow

History of the Islamic World; Islamic theology and philosophy, especially with respect to the formative period (8th-10th centuries) and the age of the Mongol conquest (13th-14th centuries); Islamic mysticism

Website: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/uni/aos/vaness.htm

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies and Semitic Languages, University of Tübingen

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