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SHARI'A WORKSHOP | Maribel Fierro

  • Knox Hall Room 208 606 West 122nd Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

The Middle East Institute at Columbia University looks forward to hosting you at its final Sharīʿa Workshop for the spring semester on Thursday, April 27th. We welcome Professor Maribel Fierro who will lead attendees in a discussion on her paper: Codifying the Law: The Case of the Medieval Islamic West. Please email Astrid Benedek at to receive a copy of the paper before the discussion.

Maribel Fierro is Research Professor at the Centre of Human and Social Sciences at the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC – Spain). She has worked and published on the political, religious and intellectual history of al-Andalus and the Islamic West, on Islamic law, and on violence and its representation in Medieval Arabic sources. Among her recent publications: The Almohad revolution. Politics and religion in the Islamic West during the twelfth-thirteenth centuries, Variorum, 2012, and Knowledge, heresy and politics in the Medieval Islamic West (forthcoming). She is the editor of volume 2 (The Western Islamic world, eleventh-eighteenth centuries) of the The New Cambridge History of Islam, Cambridge University Press, 2010; Orthodoxy and heresy in Islam: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies (4 vols., Routledge, 2013); with J. Tolan of The legal status of dimmi-s in the Islamic West (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013) and with H. Ansari, C. Adang and S. Schmidtke of Accusations of unbelief in Islam: A diachronic perspective on takfir (Leiden: Brill, 2015).