Stefanie Rudolf

Stefanie Rudolf studied Semitic languages, German philology and Islamic studies at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen. She wrote her masters on the problem and possibility of dating the literature of the Old Testament exemplified by the Song of Songs. She received her M.A.-degree in 2010.
In her doctoral thesis she seeked to follow the traces of the old mesopotamian astral sciences into the pre- and early Islamic-Arabic world, respectively the very period preceding the flourishing of  the great translation movement in Baghdad. The analysis concentrated on the transfer of sciences from Mesopotamia to the Arabic peninsula focusing the notion, the rituals of worship and observation of the stars, which left their imprints both on the diverse branches of oriental literary traditions and the material culture.