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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Early Modern Islamic States and Plural Societies

Early Modern Islamic States and Plural Societies

Keywords

  • The Ottomans
  • The Safavids
  • The Mughals
  • Early Modern Empire
  • Comparative Study on Administrative History

Areas

  • West Asia
  • North Africa
  • East Europe
  • South Asia

Website

http://meis2.aacore.jp/jr_islamic_states

About the Project

Project term: April, 2011 - March, 2014

AIM OF PROJECT: a. Japan has a number of researchers who are studying Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal history. However, they are scattered throughout Japan, so it is difficult to exchange information. The project offers researchers an opportunity to see each other and to exchange research information. In this sense, a researcher from abroad will be welcome to exchange research information. The project will contribute to develop this field of study.
b. The project aims at a synthesis of the studies. Although some excellent individual studies concerning these empires have been done in the past ten years, there has been little effort to create a synthesis of them. We will try to put these individual studies in wider context.
c. The project is designed as comparative study. The circumstances of Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal studies were quite different. The Ottoman studies are based on extensive archives, while the Safavid studies still rely on narrative sources such as court chronicles. New Safavid sources are edited and published constantly while Mughal sources are rarely published. However, these empires inherited a tradition of Turk-Mongol statecraft as well as Persian system of bureaucracy. Therefore, information on one empire will help with analysis of the other empires.

Nobuaki KONDO, Project Coordinator (ILCAA)

Members

Coordinator

  • Nobuaki KONDO (ILCAA)

ILCAA Staff

  • Hidemitsu KUROKI
  • Yoichi TAKAMATSU

Joint Researchers

  • Akihiko YAMAGUCHI
  • Hideharu SHINTANI
  • Hiroshi ONO
  • Hirotake MAEDA
  • Hiroyuki MASHITA
  • Hiroyuki OGASAWARA
  • Jun AKIBA
  • Kayoko HAYASHI
  • Kazuaki SAWAI
  • Kouji IMAZAWA
  • Kumiko SAITO
  • Mamoru TADA
  • Naofumi ABE
  • Ryoko WATABE
  • Tomoko MORIKAWA
  • Yasuhisa SHIMIZU
  • Yasutoshi ISOGAI
  • Yukako GOTO
  • Yuriko MATSUO
  • Yutaka HORII

Outputs

Meetings

The 13th meeting : Report(Japanese)(119KB)

  • Date/Time: 25 March 2014 (Tue.) 14:00‐18:00
  • Venue: Room 304, ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • Hiroshi ONO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto Tachibana University)
    “A Farman of Sultan Ya'qub Aq-Qoyunlu”
    Yutaka HORII (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Doshisha University)
    “Venetians in Early Modern Egypt”

The 12th meeting

  • The 6th Seminar in Ottoman paleography and diplomatics
  • Date/Time : 22 December 2013 (Sun.) 14:00-18:00, 23 December 2013 (Mon.) 10:30-18:00
  • Venue : Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • Organized by Core Project “Human Mobility and Formation of Plural Societies in the Middle East and the Muslim World”
  • Jointly sponsored by NIHU PROGRAM IAS Center at the Toyo Bunko(TBIAS), ILCAA Joint Research Project “Early Modern Islamic States and Plural Societies”
  • 22 December
  • Intorduction
    Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University)
    Reading the Court Registers (marriage and divorce I)
    Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University)
    Reading the Court Registers (marriage and divorce II)
  • 23 December
  • Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University)
    Reading Ilam(petition)s I
    Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University)
    Reading Ilam(petition)s II
    Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA)
    Reading decree texts in the Court Registers and Ahkam Defteri
    General Discussion

The 11th meeting

  • International Symposium “Mapping Safavid Iran”: program as PDF
  • Date/Time : 30 November 2013 (Sat.) 10:30-20:00, 1 December 2013 (Sun.) 10:20-16:40
  • Venue : Room 303, ILCAA
  • Organized by ILCAA, JSPS Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research (Principal Investigator: Nobuaki KONDO(ILCAA))
  • Language: English
  • 30 November
  • Panel 1: Center and Periphery
  • Rudi MATTHEE (University of Delaware)
    “The Safavid Empire: Relations between the Center and the Periphery”
    Akihiko YAMAGUCHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher,University of the Sacred Heart)
    “Safavid Legacy Seen from a Periphery: The Ardalan and Iran’s Shahs”
  • Panel 2: Politics and Kingship
  • Sholeh QUINN (University of California, Merced)
    “Chroniclers and Kings: the Origins of Early Modern Persianate Historiography”
    Yukako GOTO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kwansei Gakuin University)
    “Regional Cities as Nodes in the Network of the Safavid Political System”
  • Panel 3: Religion and Authority
  • Rula Jurdi ABISAAB (McGill University)
    “Juristic Thought and Authority: from the mujtahids of Mongol Hilla to the Early Traditionists of Safavid Iran”
    Nobuaki KONDO (ILCAA)
    “State and Religious Authority in Practice: Vaqf Administration under the Safavids and the Qajars”
  • 1 December
  • Panel 4: The Safavids and the Christians
  • Tomoko MORIKAWA(ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “A Shi’ite Armenian in the late Seventeenth Century”
    Giorgio ROTA(Institut fur Iranistik, Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
    “Aq Qoyunlu and Safavid European Diplomacy: Strategy, Millenarism, Wishful thinking”
  • Panel 5: Global Context
  • Katsuhiko ABE (Kanagawa University)
    “Silk for the Court: Reconsidering Safavid Textile Production”
    Sebouh ASLANIAN (University of California, Los Angeles)
    “The Trials and Tribulations of Marcara Avachintz: A Global Microhistory of an Armenian Director of Colbert’s Compagnie des Indes Orientales, 1666-1688”
    Sussan BABAIE (The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London)
    “Merchant houses and elite mansions in Agra, Aleppo and Isfahan: Intercultural conditions and metropolitan ideas in the 17th-century”
    Concluding Panel

The 10th meeting : Report(Japanese)(159KB)

  • Date/Time: 12 October 2013 (Sat.) 14:00‐18:00
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 5F
  • Language: Japanese
  • Koji IMAZAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, St. Andrew’s University)
    “Development of the Vizierate in the Early Ottoman Empire”
    Kazuaki SAWAI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Waseda University)
    “Rebuilding Istanbul after a Severe Earthquake: Cases in 1509 and 1766”

The 9th meeting : Report(Japanese)(257KB)

  • Date/Time: 21 July 2013 (Sun.) 13:00‐18:00
  • Venue: Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese and English
  • Yuriko MATSUO (ILCAA Joint Researcher,Ochanomizu University)
    “Local Shari`a Court in Ottoman Bosnia: An Analysis of the Mostar Court Records from the Seventeenth Century”
    Ken’ichi ISOGAI (ILCAA Joint Researcher,Otemon Gakuin University)
    “Qadi and Tadhkira: Drafting and Issuing the Various Categories of Documents during Shari`a Court Trial in Russian Turkestan”
    Mansur SEFATGOL (ILCAA Visiting Professor, University of Tehran)
    “Persian Historical Writing in Central Asia During the Transitional Period: A Case Study of the Early Manghit History of Tuhfat al-Khani (Tarikh-e Rahim Khani)”

The 8th meeting : Report(Japanese)(280KB)

  • Date/Time: 2 March 2013 (Sat.) 14:00-18:00
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Ryoko WATABE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, the University of Tokyo)
    “Fiscal System and Ledgers in Ilkhanid Iran during the 13th and 14th Centureis”
    Kumiko SAITO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Keio University)
    “Ottoman Rule and Timar System in South East Anatolia during the 16th and 17th Centureis”

The 7th meeting : Report(Japanese)

  • The 5th Seminar in Ottoman paleography and diplomatics
  • Date/Time : 22 December 2012 (Sat.) 14:00-18:00, 23 December 2012 (Sun.) 10:30-18:00
  • Venue : Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
  • 22 December
  • Intorduction
    Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA)
    Lecture and Reading: “Collections of Model Court Documents (Sak Mecmualar?)”
    Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University)
    Lecture: “Qadi System and the Court Registers in the 18th Century”
    Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University)
    Reading: “Mursales”
  • 23 December
  • Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University)
    Reading: “Court Registers I (marriage)”
    Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University)
    Reading: “Court Registers II (murder and sulh)”
    Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA)
    Reading: “Ilams in the Court Registers”
    General Discussion

The 6th meeting

  • Date/Time: 27 October 2012 (Sat.) 14:00-18:00
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 3F
  • Hiroyuki MASHITA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kobe University)
    “Local Chronicle from Early Seventeenth Century Deccan: Tadhkirat al-Muluk”
    Hiroyuki OGASAWARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Institute of Politics and Economy)
    “History Education in the Late Ottoman Empire”

The 5th meeting : Report(Japanese)(181KB)

  • Date/Time: 22 July 2012 (Sun.) 14:00-18:00
  • Venue: Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Naofumi ABE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, JSPS Fellow)
    “Owners of Villages in Provinces of 19th-Century Iran: The Case of Amir Zakariya Village”
    Jun AKIBA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Chiba University)
    “Hundred Times Confusions': Ottoman Qadi System as Tax Farming during the 18th Century”

The 4th meeting

  • The 4th Seminar in Ottoman paleography and diplomatics
  • Date/Time : 25 December 2011 (Sun.) 14:00-18:00, 26 December 2011 (Mon.) 10:30-18:00
  • Venue : Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
  • 25 December
  • Intorduction
    Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA)
    Lecture: “Documents issued by Qadis and their Court Registers”
    Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA)
    Reading: “Ilams issued by Qadis”
  • 26 December
  • Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA)
    Reading: “Huccets issued by Qadis”
    Yasuhisa SHIMIZU (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nihon University)
    Reading: “Samples of Court Registers I”
    Yasuhisa SHIMIZU (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nihon University)
    Reading: “Samples of Court Registers II”
    General Discussion

The 3rd meeting : Report(Japanese)(236KB)

  • Date/Time : 10 December 2011 (Sat.) 14:00-18:00
  • Venue : Room 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Noritaka MORIIWA (Chuo University)
    “A Study on Safavid Administration” (Tentative Title)
    Ryuichi SUGIYAMA (Waseda University)
    “The Shrine of Imam Reza under the Afsharids”
    Katsuhiko ABE (Kanagawa University)
    “Safavid Silk textiles in Japan during the Edo Period”
  • Date/Time : 11 December 2011 (Sun.) 13:00-17:00
  • Venue : 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Tomofumi KAWAMOTO (University of Tokyo)
    “The Ottoman Transfer of the Capital to Edirne and the Old Edirne Palace in the 15th Century” (Tentative Title)
    Shingo YAMASHITA (University of Tokyo)
    “The Aims of Historical Books and their Receptions: The Case of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th and 16th Centuries”
    Kenji FUJIKI (Keio University)
    “Merchants, Artisans and Guilds in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire: Tanners’ Guild in Istanbul in the 17th and 18th Century”

The 2nd meeting : Report(Japanese)(228KB)

  • Date/Time : 9 October 2011 (Sun.) 14:00-18:00
  • Venue : 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • Akihiko YAMAGUCHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of the Sacred Heart)
    “The Formation of “Iran” as Seen from her Peripheries”
    Mamoru TADA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Miki High School)
    “An Essay on the Establishment of Avariz-hane in the Ottoman Empire”
  • Date/Time : 10 October 2011 (Mon.) 14:00-16:00
  • Venue : 304 (Multimedia Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: English
  • Sabri Ates (Southern Methodist University)
    “Strategic Rivalry or Sectarian Wars? Reconsidering the Ottoman-Safavid Conflict”

The 1st meeting : Report(Japanese)(159KB)

  • Date/Time:18 June 2011 (Fri.) 13:00-18:00
  • Venue:Hongo Satellite 4F
  • Nobuaki KONDO (ILCAA)
    “Safavid Studies: State of the Art and beyond”
    Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA)
    “Recent Developments Occurring around the Ottoman Studies and a Future Perspective”

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