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Dr. L.W.I. (Liana) Saif

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis van de Hermetische filosofie en verwante stromingen

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: G1.01B
Postal address
  • Postbus 1622
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • Publications


    • de Callataÿ , G., & Saif, L. (2023). Astrological and Prophetical Cycles in the Pseudo-Aristotelian Hermetica and Other Islamic Esoterica. In G. de Callataÿ , M. Cavagna, & B. Van den Abeele (Eds.), Speculum arabicum. Intersecting perspectives on medieval encyclopaedism: Bilan et perspectives des études sur les encyclopédies médiévales (pp. 67-82). Brepols. [details]


    • Saif, L. (2022). Magic and Divination Lost in Translation: A Cairene in a Maltese Inquisition. In A. Mallett, C. Rider, & D. A. Agius (Eds.), Magic in Malta: Sellem Bin al-Sheikh Mansur and the Roman Inquisition, 1605 (pp. 419-451). (Islamic History and Civilization; Vol. 185). Brill. [details]
    • Saif, L. (2022). Physiognomy: Science of intuition. In S. Brentjes (Ed.), Routledge Handbook on the Sciences in Islamicate Societies: Practices from the 2nd/8th to the 13th/19th Centuries (pp. 180-193). Routledge. [details]


    • Saif, L. (2021). A Preliminary Study of the Pseudo-Aristotelian Hermetica: Texts, Context, and Doctrines. Al-ʿUsur al-Wusta: The Journal of Middle East Medievalists, 29(1), 20-80. Advance online publication. [details]
    • Saif, L. W. I. (2021). A Study on Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ’s Epistle on Magic, the Longer Version (52b). In L. Saif, F. Leoni, M. Melvin-Koushki, & F. Yahya (Eds.), Islamicate Occult Sciences: Theory and Practice (pp. 162-206). Brill.
    • Saif, L. W. I. (2021). ‘That I did love the Moor to live with him”: Islam in/and the Study of “Western Esotericism”. In E. Asprem, & J. Strube (Eds.), New Approaches to the Study of Esotericism (pp. 67-87). Brill.
    • Saif, L., Leoni, F., Melvin-Koushki, M., & Yahya, F. (Eds.) (2021). Islamicate Occult Sciences in Theory and Practice. (Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1, The Near and Middle East; Vol. 140). Brill. [details]


    • Saif, L. W. I. (2019). What is Islamic Esotericism? Correspondences, 1-59.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • La Méduse (Anne Jaffrennou CEO)
      Scientific curator of a multimedia exhibition
      at the Jeddah Dome venue.