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Camilla Adang is a Dutch associate professor of Islamic studies at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel.[1]


Adang was born in Bussum, Netherlands in 1960.[2][3] Adang completed her doctorate in Islamic studies at Radboud University Nijmegen in Nijmegen.[3]


Adang was a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Wassenaar from September 2009 to June 2010. While there, she published a number of works on the life of Medieval Andalusian theologian Ibn Hazm and his views.[3][4] During this time, she also contributed to a book on inter-religious polemics and rational theology. Adang was also a fellow at The Woolf Institute in Cambridge as of 2011. During this time, she delivered a seminar on Muslim-Jewish polemics in Medieval Spain which was noted for Adang's definition of Muslim Fatwas are merely legal verdicts, rather than "death sentences" as popularly portrayed in the media,[5] in addition to chairing a roundtable discussion of linguistic influences on Judeo-Muslim exchanges.[6]

Adang has also written multiple encyclopedia articles and research papers on Muslim-Jewish polemics.[7]


  1. ^ Camilla Adang at the University of Tel Aviv's website.
  2. ^ Dr. Camilla Adang at The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study.
  3. ^ a b c Adang, C. Archived 2013-04-13 at at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  4. ^ New books in History Archived 2013-08-31 at the Wayback Machine at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University. © President and Fellows of Harvard College, 2013
  5. ^ Adang Seminar focuses on fatwas for medieval Jewish legal history Archived 2014-04-15 at the Wayback Machine at The Woolf Institute. 26 October 2011.
  6. ^ Intertwined Worlds[permanent dead link]: The Judeo-Islamic Tradition, hosted by the Woolf Institute at the University of Cambridge. September 11–13, 2011.
  7. ^ Muslim Perceptions of Other Religions : A Historical Survey: A Historical Survey, Introduction, pg. xii. Ed. Jacques Waardenburg. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

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