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Hans Jansen


Prof. Dr. Johannes J. G. Jansen (Amsterdam 1942) was Houtsma professor for Contemporary Islamic Thought in the Department of Arabic, Persian and Turkish at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) from 2003 till his retirement in 2008.

Dr. Jansen taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at Leiden University from 1982 till May 2005. From early 1979 till the summer of 1982 he was director of the Dutch research center in Cairo, the  Nederlands Instituut voor Arabische StudiĆ«n en Egyptische Archeologie. He also taught at Groningen University (1975-1979) and at Amsterdam University (1982).

Dr. Jansen studied in Amsterdam (1960-1964), Cairo (1966-1967) and Leiden (1964-1968). He received degrees from the Theological Faculty of Amsterdam University (Biblical Hebrew and the History of Philosophy, 1961), the Amsterdam University Faculty of Arts (BA, Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic, 1964) and the Leiden Faculty of Arts (MA, Arabic, Turkish, and History of the Middle East). He received a doctorate at Leiden in 1974.

Dr. Jansen is in the process of writing several books, to be released by RVP Publishers in the years to come. Our sister imprint, RVP Press, will reissue 2012 his renown study on Islamic Fundamentalism: The Neglected Duty.


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