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ITO Takao, (Associate Professor) [KUID]

Personal Background

Ph.D., LMU (University of Munich); M.A., B.A., Kyoto University. He is working on the social and cultural history of the pre-modern Islamicate world, particularly Mamluk Egypt and Syria (13th-16th centuries). His research interests include Arabic historiography, intellectual networks in the Arab world, enviromental history of the Middle East. Recently, he also engages with Digital humanities and computational analysis of Arabic corpus.

Fields of Specialization

Arabic and Islamic Studies
History of the pre-modern Islamicate world

Selected Publications

  • “The Black Death in Mamluk Historiography”, Bulletin of the Society for Western and Southern Asiatic Studies 94 (2022) [in Japanese].
  • Awlād al-nās during and after the Reign of al-Nāṣir Ḥasan” in: Anna Kollatz (ed.), Mamluk Descendants: In search for the awlād al-nās, Göttingen, 2022.
  • “Writing the Biography of Ibn Khaldūn” in: Maribel Fierro & Mayte Penelas (eds.), The Maghrib in the Mashriq, Berlin, 2021.