Anna Akasoy is professor of Islamic intellectual history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center. Her research interests include the intellectual history of the medieval Islamic world, in particular the relationship between mysticism and philosophy, as well as contacts between the Islamic world and other cultures. Her current research projects include a study of the religious dimension of Alexander the Great in the Islamic tradition within the larger context of the classical heritage of the Middle East and Asia. Among her publications is Renaissance Averroism and its Aftermath: Arabic Philosophy in Early Modern Europe, edited with Guido Giglioni (Dordrecht: Springer, 2013).

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