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Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society

Leiden Studies in Islam and Society (Brill)

With Brill, LUCIS publishes a peer-reviewed book series, “Leiden Studies in Islam and Society” (LSIS), aimed at an international academic audience.

Leiden prides itself on a longstanding tradition of scholarship and publishing in the study of Islam and Muslim cultures in Western academia. From the very beginning both philological and historical approaches have been prominent in this endeavor, later extending to anthropological studies of Muslim societies. This new peer-reviewed series, Leiden Studies in Islam and Society, a co-operation between LUCIS and Brill, publishes the results of contemporary research on Islam and Muslim cultures by specialists in their own field. In addition to building on this Leiden tradition of combining textual and practice oriented approaches, the series also offers a platform for authors looking for new directions in Islamic studies. 

Please visit the LSIS page on the website of Brill.

Series editors

Léon Buskens 
Nathal Dessing
Petra Sijpesteijn

Editorial board

Maurits Berger (Leiden University)  
R. Michael Feener (University of Oxford) 
Nico Kaptein (Leiden University)  
Jan Michiel Otto (Leiden University)  
David S. Powers (Cornell University)

Published in this series

LSIS 9 | Alain Delattre, Marie Legendre and Petra Sijpesteijn (eds.), Authority and Control in the Countryside: From Antiquity to Islam in the Mediterranean and Near East (6th-10th Century) (Brill 2018) | more information  

LSIS 8 | John Bowen and Arskal Salim ( eds.), Women and Property Rights in Indonesian Islamic Legal Contexts (Brill 2018) | more information

LSIS 7 Barbara Casciarri and Mohamed A. Babiker (eds.), Anthropology of Law in Muslim Sudan: Land, Courts and the Plurality of Practices (Brill 2018) | more information 

LSIS 6 | Kevin T. van Bladel, From Sasanian Mandaeans to Ṣābians of the Marshes (Brill 2017) | more information.

LSIS 5 | Umar Ryad (ed.), The Hajj in the Age of Empire (Brill 2016) | more information.

LSIS 4 | S.R. Goldstein-Sabbah and H.L. Murre-van den Berg (eds.), Modernity, Minority, and the Public Sphere. Jews and Christians in the Middle East (Brill 2016) | more information.

LSIS 3 | R. Michael Feener, David Kloos and Annemarie Samuels (eds.),  Islam and the Limits of the State. Reconfigurations of Practice, Community and Authority in Contemporary Aceh (Brill 2015) |  more information

LSIS 2 | François Pouillon and Jean-Claude Vatin (eds.),  After Orientalism: Critical Perspectives on Western Agency and Eastern Re-appropriations (Brill 2014) |  more information

LSIS 1 | François Déroche,  Qur'ans of the Umayyads. A First Overview (Brill 2013) |  more information.

Call for book proposals

LUCIS invites authors to submit book proposals that fit the Leiden Studies on Islam and Society series. Please contact the series editors if you are interested.

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