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Akihiko Yamaguchi


Academic Profile

Akihiko Yamaguchi received his Ph.D. from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in 2005. He is Associate Professor at the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo. His research interests include political history of Kurdistan and social and economic history of Early Modern Iran. His main publications are: “Urban-rural Relations in Early Eighteenth-Century Iran - A Case Study of Settlement Patterns in the Province of Hamadan,” in KONDO Nobuaki (ed.), Persian Documents: Social History of Iran and Turan in the Fifteenth-Nineteenth Centuries, London and New York: Routledge Curzon, 2003; “A Note on Fruit Cultivation in the Early Eighteenth-Century Hamadan Province”, Eurasian Studies, V/1-2 (2006); “Shah Tahmasp's Kurdish Policy,” Studia Iranica, 41 (2012), pp. 101-132; “The Safavid Legacy as Viewed from the Periphery: The Formation of Iran and the Political Integration of a Kurdish Emirate,” in Nobuaki Kondo (ed.), Mapping Safavid Iran: Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, pp. 127-154.

Scholarly Interests

Field of Research

Social and Economic History

Current Position

Professor, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo