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ITO Takao, (Associate Professor) [KUID]

Personal Background

Ph.D., LMU (University of Munich); M.A., B.A., Kyoto University. Takao ITO specializes in the Pre-modern Middle Eastern history, particularly the history and culture of Egypt and Syria in the Mamluk period (13th-16th centuries). His interests include Arabic historiography and the waqf (endowment), among others.

Fields of Specialization

Middle Eastern History
Arabic and Islamic Studies

Selected Publications

  • “Al-Suyūṭī and Problems of the waqf,” Al-Suyūṭī, a Polymath of the Mamlūk Period, ed. Antonella Ghersetti, Leiden: Brill, 2016.
  • “Al-Maqrīzī’s Biography of Tīmūr,” Arabica 62 (2015).
  • “Aufsicht und Verwaltung der Stiftungen im mamlukischen Ägypten,” Der Islam 80 (2003).