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Meet our new guest researcher: Lillian McCabe

Lillian McCabe is a PhD candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University and holds an MTS (Master of Theological Studies) from Harvard Divinity School. She studies the history of the occult sciences in Islamicate societies. Her dissertation focuses on Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s (d. 606/1210) Kitāb al-Sirr al-Maktūm, a work of magic containing sections on planetary invocation, talismans, and spells. Her research traces the circulation of this text, including its translations into Persian and a commentary written on it in the 12/18th century.

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