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Jelle Bruning

University Lecturer

Dr. J. Bruning
+31 71 527 1396

Jelle Bruning is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.

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Fields of interest

J. Bruning specializes in the social and intellectual history of early Islamic Egypt. He has worked extensively on documentary sources in Arabic, Coptic, and Greek. He wrote a PhD thesis on the centrality of Fustat during the reigns of the Rightly-Guided and Umayyad caliphs and currently works on a project on Alexandria’s connectedness with other areas in the Mediterranean and Near East in the period 640-968 CE.  J. Bruning is also interested in medieval Arabic literature, medical literature in particular.


Ph.D. in early Islamic history, Leiden University (2014).


Academic Publications

For a full list of J. Bruning's publications, see under the tab ' Publications'  (above).

  • “A Legal Sunna in Dhikr Ḥaqqs from Sufyanid Egypt”. Islamic Law and Society 22/4 (2015): 352-374.
  • Review of M. Tillier, Vies des cadis de Miṣr 237/851-366/976: Extrait du Rafʿ al-iṣr ʿan quḍāt Miṣr d’Ibn Ḥaǧar al-ʿAsqalānī (Cairo: IFAO, 2002). In Bibliotheca Orientalis 72/1-2 (2015): 241-243.
  • “A Reused Piece of Paper with a Personal Letter and a List” ( P.Stras.Copt. 20). In Coptica Argentoratensia: Textes et documents de la troisième université d'été de papyrologie copte (Strasbourg, 18-25 juillet 2010), ed. A. Boud’hors et al., 199-205. Paris: Éditions de Boccard, 2014.
  • “Yūsuf b. Ibrāhīm b. al-Dāya (3rd/9th C.): A Study into His Life and Works”, Journal of Semitic Studies 57/1 (2012): 97-120.
  • “The  Tuḥfat al-aṭibbāʼ wa-ḏaḫīrat al-aṭibbāʼ, Ascribed to Ḥunayn b. Isḥāq, and the   ar-Risāla al-Hārūniyya, Ascribed to Masīḥ b. al-Ḥakam: Two Members of One Family”, Zeitschrift für Geschichte der arabisch-islamischen Wissenschaften 19 (2010-11): 195-226.

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.16A



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