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Lecture

LUSSI Lecture: Secrecy and Revelation in Arabic Alchemy: An Epistle Attributed to Aristotle and Its Christian ‘Translator’

Date
Monday 9 March 2020
Time
Location
Lipsius
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room
208

It gives us great to pleasure to announce the 2019/20 LUSSI Spring Lecture Series in Shiʿi Studies on the theme Ancient Knowledge in Medieval Islam: Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic
 

First Lecture

Secrecy and Revelation in Arabic Alchemy: An Epistle Attributed to Aristotle and Its Christian ‘Translator’ 


Salam Rassi is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, and a historian of theological, philosophical, and scientific encounters between Christians and Muslims in the medieval Islamicate World. He earned his doctorate at the University of Oxford and has since held research and teaching positions at the American University of Beirut and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. He is currently completing a book on the Christian-Muslim apologetics of the 13th-century bishop, theologian, and alchemist ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha.

 

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