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Nobuaki Kondo

Ph.D.

Academic Profile

Nobuaki Kondo obtained his Ph.D. in 1997 at the University of Tokyo. He was Research Associate at Tokyo Metropolitan University (1994–2002) and is now Associate Professor at Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. His research interests are Safavid and Qajar history, the history of Tehran, waqf, shari‘a courts, cultural contacts among the Persianate societies.

His major publications include: “Shi‘i ‘Ulama and Ijāza during the Nineteenth Century.” Orient 44 (2009); “The Vaqf and Religious Patronage of Manūchihr Khān Mu‘tamad al-Dawlah.” In Robert Gleave, ed., Religion and Society in Qajar Iran. London:RoutlegeCurzon, 2005; (ed.) Persian Documents: Social History of Iran and Turan in 15th-19th Centuries. London: RoutlegeCurzon. 2003.

Field of Research

History of Iran

Current Position

Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies