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"Understanding Islam" series

An Introduction to Islamic Area Studies

The “Understanding Islam” series, published by Yamakawa Shuppansha, provides an introduction to Islamic Area Studies. Leading scholars that have joined us for Islamic Area Studies joint research projects provide easy-to-follow explanations of their findings for students and the general public. The following titles are available:

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1. Islam: A Pass to an Intellectual Life
SATO Tsugitaka
September 2009
2. Medieval Muslim Scholars: Their Lives and Studies
TANIGUCHI Junichi
July 2011
3. Studying Islam: Source Materials and Search Techniques
MIURA Toru ed.
November 2013
4. The Holy Family of Islam: The Kinsfolk of Muhammad
MORIMOTO Kazuo
January 2010
5. Islam in the Context of Coexistence: Orthodox Christians and Muslims in Russia
HAMAMOTO Mami
July 2011
6. The Crosses are Shining Even Under the New Moon Sky: The Arab Christians of the Middle East
SUGASE Akiko
May 2010
7. A Return to Islam: Muslima in China
MATSUMOTO Masumi
May 2010
8. A Minority of 400,000,000: Islam in South Asia
YAMANE So
July 2011
9. Minorities and the Nation-State: Muslims in the Philippines
KAWASHIMA Midori
April 2012
10. Trends in Islamic Fundamentalism: The Muslim Brotherhood
YOKOTA Takayuki
September 2009
11. The End of Islamic Fundamentalism?: A Consideration of Post-Islamism
KISAICHI Masatoshi
April 2012
12. Islamic Banking: International Finance and the Global Economy
KOSUGI Yasushi and NAGAOKA Shinsuke
January 2010
13. Religious Education Strategy in Iran: Exchange Students and Globalization
SAKURAI Keiko
August 2014
14. Mosques in Japan: The Communal Activities of Muslims Living in Japan
TANADA Hirofumi
April 2015
16. Sufi Orders: Traditions and Reforms in Popular Islam
TAKAHASHI Kei
August 2014
17. The Transformation of Sharia: Encounters with Modernity
OKAWARA Tomoki and HORII Satoe
January 2015
18. Islam amid Upheaval: Modern Central Asian History
KOMATSU Hisao
May 2014
19. Saudi Arabia: Patrons of the Two Holiest Cities
MORI Nobuo
March 2014
20. Raising Muslimah: Women’s Education in Indonesia
HATTORI Mina
August 2015
21. Islamic NGOs: Faith and Community Service
NEJIMA Susumu
March 2014
22. The League of Arab States: The Complex Interactions of Nationalism and Islam
KITAZAWA Yoshiyuki
February 2015
23. Democratization in the Arab States: Issues with the Arab Spring
MATSUMOTO Hiroshi
February 2015
24. Cyber Islam: The Borderless Public Sphere
HOSAKA Shuji
March 2014
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