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Workshop "Law and Religion in the Middle East and Mediterranean" - 28/06/2019, Amsterdam (Netherlands)




FECHA/DATE/DATA: 28/06/2019


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)




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09:30-10:00: gathering, coffee.

10:00-10:15: opening words (Irene Zwiep).

10:15-12:00: Session 1: Ancient Near Eastern and Christian Law. Chair:
Karel van der Toorn.

Sophie Démare-Lafont (key-note speaker, Université Paris II –
Panthéon-Assas / Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, PSL): “Gods as
Judges: The Making of Law in the Ancient Near East.”

Ilan Peled (University of Amsterdam): “A Deo Lex? Law and Religion in
Ancient Near Eastern Legislation.”

Jan Hallebeek (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): “Church Asylum in Late
Antiquity: Concession by the Emperor or Competence of the Church?”

12:00-13:30: lunch.

13:30-15:00: Session 2: Biblical and Jewish Law. Chair: Irene Zwiep.

Jacques van Ruiten (University of Groningen): “Legal Material in the
Book of Jubilees.”

Margaretha Folmer (Leiden University / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam):
“The Divorce Motif in Jewish Magical Texts from Late Antiquity.”

Leo Mock (Tilburg University): “The Rabbis and Idolatry.”

15:00-15:30: coffee.

15:30-16:30: Session 3: Islamic Law. Chair: Robbert Woltering.

Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort (Radboud University Nijmegen): “The
Impact of Imitation: The Development of the Sunna of the Prophet
Muhammad as the Second Source of Islamic Jurisprudence.”

Jelle Bruning (Leiden University): “Compensating for the Illegal Sale
of a Slave: A Socio-Historical Approach to Early-Islamic Laws on

16:30-16:45: concluding words (Ilan Peled).


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