Professor Faustina Doufikar-Aerts

Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at VU University Amsterdam.

Current research interests

VIDI research-project: “Beyond the European Myth. In search of the Afro-Asiatic Alexander Cycle and the Transnational Migration of Ideas and Concepts of Culture and Identity.”
Start: January 2012 until January 2017.

Islamic eschatology; Transmission of sacred texts (manuscript tradition and codicology).


Doufikar-Aerts, F. Alexander Magnus Arabicus. A Survey of the Alexander Tradition through Seven Centuries: from Pseudo-Callisthenes to Suri, Mediaevalia Groningana, n.s. 13, Peeters, Louvain 2010.

Doufikar-Aerts, F. Gog and Magog. The Clans of Chaos in World Literature, eds. A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, F.C.W. Doufikar-Aerts and S. McGlinn, Amsterdam/West Lafayette.

Doufikar-Aerts, F. "A letter in Bits and Pieces: The Epistola Alexandri ad Aristotelem Arabica. A First Edition with Translation Based on Four 16th-18th Century Manuscripts", Writings and Writing from another World and another Era in honour of J.J. Witkam, eds. R. Kerr and T. Milo, (Archetype) Cambridge, 2010, pp. 91-115.

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