Prof. Dr.

Sabine Schmidtke

Sabine Schmidtke

Corresponding Member of the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences abroad since 2021

  • School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)




Research Areas:

  • Philosophy, Ethics, Religion
  • Old testament studies
  • History of religion
  • Islamic (and Jewish) intellectual history
  • the Arabic Bible
  • history of the book and of libraries
  • manuscript studies
  • history of oriental studies





Selected Memberships:

  • L' Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Accademia Ambrosiana, Milan

Selected Prizes:

  • Humboldt Research Award
  • Prize for Scholarly Achievement in the Study of Twelver Shi 'ism Conferred by the Written Heritage Research Centre, Tehran
  • Tue World Prize for the Book of the Year of the lslamic Republic of Iran

Selected Publications:

  • Theologie, Philosophie und Mystik im zwölferschiitischen Islam des 9./15. Jahrhunderts. Die Gedankenwelten des Ibn Abf Gumhür al­ AQsä 'f (um 838/1434-35 - nach 906/1501). Leiden: Brill, 2000 (Islamic Philosophy, Theolo!?:V and Science. Texts and Studies; 39).
  • A Jewish Philosopher of Baghdad. 'lzz al-Dawla Ibn Kammüna (d. 683/1284) and His Writings. Leiden: Brill, 2006 (Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science; 65) (with Reza Poutjavady).
  • Studies in Medieval Islamic Intellectual Traditions. Atlanta, GA: Lockwood Press, 2017 (Resources in Arabic and Islamic Studies; 7) (with Hassan Ansari).
  • Tradi tional Yemeni Scholarship amidst Political Turmoil and War: Mubammad b. Mubammad b. Ismä "il b. al-Mu{:ahhar al-Man.????ür (1915-2016) and His Personal Library. Cordoba: UCOPress, 2018 (Series Arabo-Islamica; 1).
  • Muslim Perceptions and Receptions of the Bible: Textsand Studies. Atlanta, GA: Lockwood Press, 2019 (Recourses in Arabic and Islamic Studies; 11) (with Carnilla Adang).