A Medieval Mediterranean Legend: Alexander the Great

25 October 2010, 14:30 - 15:30

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

Dr Anna Akasoy (University of Oxford)



Anna Akasoy is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Oriental Institute (Oxford). Her research interests include medieval Islamic intellectual history, in particular philosophy and Sufism, the history of the Muslim West and contacts between the Islamic world and other cultures. Her publications include The Arabic Version of the Nicomachean Ethics, ed. with Alexander Fidora with an Introduction and Annotated English translation by Douglas M. Dunlop (Leiden, 2005); Philosophie und Mystik in der späten Almohadenzeit. Die Sizilianischen Fragen des Ibn Sab’in (Leiden, 2006); ‘Along the Musk Routes. Exchanges between Tibet and the Islamic World’, in Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 3/2 (2007), 217-240 (with Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim); ‘Ibn Sab’in and Raimundus Lullus – The Question of the Arabic Sources of Lullus’ Logic Revisited’, in Anna Akasoy and Wim Raven (eds), Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages (Leiden, 2008), 433-458 (with Alexander Fidora); ‘Alexander in the Himalayas: Competing Imperial Legacies in Medieval Islamic History and Literature’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 72 (2009), 1-20; ‘Niffar?: a Sufi Mahdi of the Fourth/Tenth Century?’, in Wolfram Brandes, Felicitas Schmieder (eds), Antichrist. Konstruktionen von Feindbildern (Berlin, 2010), 39-67.


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Part of the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Network seminar series.
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