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Collected Papers "New Horizons in Islamic Area Studies"

Fruitful results of Islamic Area Studies

The “New Horizons in Islamic Area Studies” series, published by Routledge, presents the fruitful results of Islamic Area Studies Project conducted in Japan. The readers will find multifarious, useful achievements gained through international joint research about Islamic religion and civilization, particularly emphasizing comparative and historical approaches.

title03Edited by MORIMOTO Kazuo
Published 8th May 2012


Introduction by MORIMOTO Kazuo

Part I: Arguing sayyids and Sharifs

  1. How to behave toward sayyids and sharīfs: a trans-sectarian tradition of dream accounts
    by MORIMOTO Kazuo
  2. Qur’anic commentary on the verse of khums (al-Anfal VIII:41)
    by Roy Parviz Mottahedeh
  3. Debate on the status of sayyid/sharifs in the modern era: the ‛Alawi-Irshadi dispute and Islamic reformists in the Middle East
    by YAMAGUCHI Motoki

Part II: Sayyids and sharifs in the Middle East

  1. Genealogy, marriage, and the drawing of boundaries among the ‛Alids (eighth-twelfth centuries)
    by Teresa Bernheimer
  2. A historical atlas on the ‛Alids: a proposal and a few samples
    by Biancamaria Scarcia Amoretti
  3. The reflection of Islamic tradition on Ottoman social structure: the sayyids and Sharifs
    by Ruya Kilic

Part III: Sayyids and sharifs beyond the Middle East

  1. Shurafa in the last years of al-Andalus and in the Morisco period: laylat al-mawlid and genealogies of the Prophet Muhammad
    by Mercedes Garcia-Arenal
  2. The role of the masharifu on the Swahili coast in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
    by Valerie J. Hoffman
  3. Dihqans and sacred families in Central Asia
    by Ashirbek Muminov
  4. Sacred descent and Sufi legitimation in a genealogical text from eighteenth-century Central Asia: the Sharaf Ata’ī tradition in Khwarazm
    by Devin Deweese
  5. Trends of ashrāfization in India
    by Arthur F. Buehler
  6. The sayyids as commodities: the Islamic periodical alkisah and the sayyid community in Indonesia
    by ARAI Kazuhiro

title02Edited by UYAMA Tomohiko
Published 18th October 2011


Introduction: Asiatic Russia as a space for asymmetric interaction
by UYAMA Tomohiko

Part I: Russia’s Eastern Expansion: Its Mission and the Tatars’ Intermediary Role

  1. The Russian Empire’s Civilizing Mission in the Eighteenth Century: A comparative Perspective
    by Ricarda Vulpius
  2. Tatarskaia Kargala in Russia’s Eastern Policies
    by HAMAMOTO Mami
  3. The Russian Empire and the Intermediary Role of Tatars in Kazakhstan: The Politics of Cooperation and Rejection
    by Gulmira Sultangalieva

Part II: Taming Space and People: Institutions and Demography

  1. Intra-Bureaucratic Debate on the Institution of Russian Governors-General in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
    by MATSUZATO Kimitaka
  2. Colonization and “Russification” in the Imperial Geography of Asiatic Russia: from the Nineteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries
    by Anatolii Remnev
  3. Empire and Demography in Turkestan: Numbers and the Politics of Counting
    by Sergei Abashin

Part III: Russian Power Projected beyond its Borders

  1. Russo-Chinese Trade through Central Asia: Regulations and Reality
    by NODA Jin
  2. Muslim Networks, Imperial Power, and the Local Politics of Qajar Iran
    by Robert D. Crews
  3. Sunni-Shi‘i Relations in the Russian Protectorate of Bukhara, as Perceived by the Local ‘Ulama
    by KIMURA Satoru
  4. The Open and Secret Diplomacy of Tsarist and Soviet Russia in Tibet: The Role of Agvan Dorzhiev (1912-1925)
    by Nikolay Tsyrempilov

Part IV: Asiatic Russia as a Space for National Movements

  1. Muslim Political Activity in Russian Turkestan, 1905-1916
    by Salavat Iskhakov
  2. The economics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Money, Power, and Muslim Communities in Late Imperial Russia
    by James H. Meyer
  3. The Alash Orda’s Relations with Siberia, the Urals, and Turkestan: The Kazakh National Movement and the Russian Imperial Legacy
    by UYAMA Tomohiko

title01Edited by SAKURAI Keiko and Fariba Adelkhah
Published 7th March 2011


  1. Introduction: The Moral Economy of the Madrasa
    by Fariba Adelkhah and SAKURAI Keiko
  2. The Rise of the New Madrasas and the Decline of Tribal Leadership within the Federal Administrated Tribal Area (FATA), Pakistan
    by YAMANE So
  3. Women’s Empowerment and Iranian-style Seminaries in Iran and Pakistan”
    by SAKURAI Keiko
  4. Contested Notions of being ‘Muslim’: Madrasas, Ulama and the Authenticity of Islamic Schooling in Bangladesh
    by Humayun Kabir
  5. Islamic Education in China: Triple Discrimination and the Challenge of Hui Women’s Madrasas
    by MATSUMOTO Masumi and SHIMBO Atsuko
  6. Religious Dependency in Afghanistan: Shia Madrasas as a Religious Mode of Social Assertion?
    by Fariba Adelkhah
  7. Epilogue: Madrasas – Vitality and Diversity
    by Dale F. Eickelman
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