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Meet our spring fellow: Christian Müller

LUCIS is happy to welcome Christian Müller to Leiden from mid-April to mid-May.

About Christian Müller

Christian Müller (PhD Freie Universität Berlin 1997) is directeur de recherche (research professor) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris. Since 2004 he has acted as the head of the Arabic section of the Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes. His research interersts center on the practice of Islamic law in the pre-modern period with a special focus on fatwa literatures and legal documents. He is mainly interested in the doctrinal evolution of juridical casuistry within the framework of Islamic legal systems.

Public lectures

Müller will give 5 lectures in total, the first of which as part of the LUCIS lecture series What's New?! 

  • Thursday, 18 April | Law and Sharia: A New Approach to the Historicity of Islamic Normativity (8th-19th centuries)
  • Wednesday, 24 April | Califate, Jurists' Law and State Regulations: Legal Systems throughout Muslim History
  • Wednesday, 1 May | The Evolution of Islamic Legal Thought (Fiqh): Rulings and Hermeneutics
  • Wednesday, 8 May | Juridical Practices: Evidence from Documents, Procedural Fiqh-law and Legal Responae
  • Wednesday, 15 May | The Importance of 'Islamic Law' in premodern Muslim Societies

All Wednesday lectures take place from 15:00-17:00 at Van Eyckhof 3, room 005. More details about the lectures wil be available online soon. 

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