New Horizons in Islamic Studies

Series Editors: Keiko Sakurai, YUKAWA Takeshi

The series New Horizons in Islamic Studies presents the fruitful results of Islamic Area Studies Project conducted in Japan during the years 1997-2001. The readers will find multifarious, useful achievements gained through international joint research with high technology of geographic information system about Islamic religion and civilization, particularly emphasizing comparative and historical approaches.

  • NGOs in the Muslim World

    Faith and Social Services

    Edited by Susumu Nejima

    Muslim NGOs are continuously expanding their field of activities to various areas, including education, medical services, environment, aging societies, gender issues, and inter-religious dialogue. They are visible in an urban slum in Pakistan, rural development in Indonesia, and even in Fukushima…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14 
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  • The Moral Economy of the Madrasa

    Islam and Education Today

    Edited by Keiko Sakurai, Fariba Adelkhah

    The revival of madrasas in the 1980s coincided with the rise of political Islam and soon became associated with the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. This volume examines the rapid expansion of madrasas across Asia and the Middle East and analyses their role in society within…

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
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  • Asiatic Russia

    Imperial Power in Regional and International Contexts

    Edited by Tomohiko Uyama

    Although the Russian Empire has traditionally been viewed as a European borderland, most of its territory was actually situated in Asia. Imperial power was huge but often suffered from a lack of enough information and resources to rule its culturally diverse subjects, and asymmetric relations…

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
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  • Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies

    The Living Links to the Prophet

    Edited by Kazuo Morimoto

    The global Muslim population includes a large number of lineal descendants and relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. These kinsfolk, most often known as "sayyid" or "sharif," form a distinct social category in many Muslim societies, and their status can afford them special treatment in legal matters…

    Hardback – 2012-05-07
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  • Persian Documents

    Social History of Iran and Turan in the 15th-19th Centuries

    Edited by Kondo Nobuaki

    After the Mongol period, Persian was the official written language in Iran, Central Asia and India. A vast amount of documents relating to administration and social life were produced and yet, unlike Ottoman and Arabic documents, Persian historical resources have received very little critical…

    Paperback – 2011-12-19
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  • Muslim Societies

    Historical and Comparative Aspects

    By Sato Tsugitaka

    This volume examines Muslim societies across Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and South Asia from the eighteenth century to the present, providing fresh insight through comparison. Movements and populations covered include the nineteenth century North African Sansusi movement and its…

    Paperback – 2011-03-27
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  • Popular Movements and Democratization in the Islamic World

    Edited by Masatoshi Kisaichi

    Ever since the terrorist incident of September 11th a general understanding seems to have arisen among people that the challenges posed by Islam have now acquired human and global dimensions. Popular Movements and Democratization in the Islamic World contains case studies of people’s movements in…

    Paperback – 2011-03-27
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  • Islamic Area Studies with Geographical Information Systems

    Edited by Atsuyuki Okabe

    In this volume the contributors use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to reassess both historic and contemporary Asian countries and traditionally Islamic areas. This highly illustrated and comprehensive work highlights how GIS can be applied to the social sciences. With its description of how…

    Paperback – 2011-02-27
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  • Intellectuals in the Modern Islamic World

    Transmission, Transformation and Communication

    Edited by Stephane A. Dudoignon, Komatsu Hisao, Kosugi Yasushi

    Incorporating a rich series of case-studies covering a range of geographical areas, this collection of essays examines the history of modern intellectuals in the Islamic world throughout the twentieth century. The contributors reassess the typology and history of various scholars, providing…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
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