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Prof. Dr. Rainer Oßwald

Prof. Dr. Rainer Oßwald


Islamic Studies with a special focus on Africa


Academic Degrees

1989

Habilitation: Islamic Studies, University of Kiel

1983

Doctorate: Islamic Studies, University of Tübingen

1978

Magister degree in Islamic Studies, University of Tübingen


Professional Background

Since1997Chair of Islamic Studies at the University of Bayreuth
1992 – 1997

Heisenberg fellowship recipient and Privatdozent at the University of Kiel

1985 – 1992Academic assistant and research associate at the University of Kiel
1984

Advisor for the Orient Institute of German Oriental Society in Beirut

1980 – 1983Work on the DFG project "Microfilming and cataloging Arabic handwriting in Mauretania
1978 – 1979Cultural project with the Federal Foreign Office in Maretania
1973 – 1978Degree in Islamic Studies, Ethnology, and Comparative Linguistics at the University of Tübingen and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London


Islamic Studies with a special focus on Africa


  • Islamic law (Fiqh)
  • slavery
  • history of Islam in West Africa


Islamic Studies with a special focus on Africa


Selected publications

1993

Oßwald, Rainer
Schichtengesellschaft und islamisches Recht : die Zawāyā und Krieger der Westsahara im Spiegel ...
Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 1993. - XI, 462 page


Islamic Studies with a special focus on Africa


Prof. Dr. Rainer Oßwald

University of  Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

Phone: 0921 / 55-3555
E-mail: Rainer.osswald@uni-bayreuth.de
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