MORIMOTO Kazuo, Associate Professor

Reseach Topics

 

Research Theme : Social History of Islamic Iran



He received his B.A.
(1992), M.A. (1995), and Ph.D. (2004) from the University
of Tokyo. His appointments have been: research associate,
Institute of Oriental Culture (1996-2001); associate professor,
Hokkaido University (2001-2004); and associate professor,
IOC (2004-). His main interest lies in the role and position
of sayyid/sharīfs -- kinsfolk of the Prophet
Muḥammad -- in Muslim societies. His other areas of
interest include cultural aspects of the urban/local elite
in pre-Mongol Iran and history of Shi‘ism. His main
publications in English are as follows: “The Notebook
of a Sayyid/Sharīf Genealogist: Ms. British
Library Or. 1406,” forthcoming in the Festschrift dedicated
to B. Scarcia Amoretti (Rome, 2008); “Putting the Lubāb
al-Ansāb in Context: Sayyid s and Naqīb s
in Late Saljuq Khurasan,” Studia Iranica 36-2,
2007; “Toward the Formation of Sayyido-Sharifology:
Questioning Accepted Fact,” The Journal of Sophia
Asian Studies 22, 2004; “A Preliminary Study
on the Diffusion of the Niq āba al-Ṭālibīyīn :
Towards an Understanding of the Early Dispersal of Sayyid s,” in
Hidemitsu Kuroki (ed.), The Influence of Human Mobility
in Muslim Societies , London, New York, Bahrain, 2003; “The
Formation and Development of the Science of Talibid Genealogies
in the 10th & 11th Century Middle East,” Oriente
Moderno n.s. 18, 1999. Visit http://homepage3.nifty.com/morikazu/english.htm for
further information.
The Memoirs of Institute of Oriental Culture
and The Monograph Series of the Institute of Oriental Culture
are abbreviated in this section as MIOC and MSIOC.

Biography

Teaching

Research Achivements

    Edited Books

  • Morimoto, Kazuo, ed. Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies: Living Links to the Prophet: Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2012.7.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo, ed. "Shi'i Studies," special issue, Orient: Reports of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan. Vol. 44 of The: The Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan, 2009.3. [Link]
  • Articles and Book Chapters

  • Kazu'u Murimutu,. "Muqaddama." Asnad-i Huquqi wa qada'i wa asnad-i `ibadi wa a'ini-yi dawra-yi Qajar. Edited by Hashim Rajabzada and Kinji Eura: Markaz-i Pazhuhish wa Ittila`-rasani dar Mutali`at-i Asiyayi, Mu'assisa-yi Mutali`at-i Pishrafta-yi Asiya, Danishgah-i Tukyu, 2017.6 : 7-8.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Sayyid Ibn ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd: An Iraqi Shiʿi Genealogist at the Court of Özbek Khan."JESHO (Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient) 59, no. 5 2016.11: 661-694.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "An Enigmatic Genealogical Chart of the Timurids: A Testimony to the Dynasty's Claim to Yasavi-`Alid Legitimacy>?"Oriens 44, no. 1/2 2016.6: 145-178. [Link]
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Keeping the Prophet’s Family Alive: Profile of a Genealogical Discipline." Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past. Edited by Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.4 : 11-23.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "The Prophet’s Family as the Perennial Source of Saintly Scholars: Al-Samhudi on ‘Ilm and Nasab." Family Portraits with Saints: Hagiography, Sanctity, and Family in the Muslim World. Edited by Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen and Alexandre Papas: Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 2014.1 : 106-124.
  • `Abd Allah b. Muhammad Ibn Katila Husayni; Kazuo Morimoto, ed."Bayan al-Ad`iya'." Jashn-namah-i Ustad Sayyid Ahmad Ishkiwari. Edited by Rasul Ja`fariyan: Tehran: Nashr-i `Ilm, Qom: Kitabkhanah-i Takhassusi-i Tarikh-i Islam wa Iran and [Tehran:] Khanah-i Kitab-i Tihran, 2013.9 : 959-1004.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "The Hui People and the Muslim World: A Study of an Arabic Inscription Text in Henan Province."East Asia in the Context of World/Global History (2012.12): 391-392.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Introduction." Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies: The Living Links to the Prophet. Edited by Kazuo Morimoto: London and New York: Routledge, 2012.5 : 1-12.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "How to Behave toward Sayyids and Sharīfs: A Trans-sectarian Tradition of Dream Accounts." Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies: The Living Links to the Prophet. Edited by Kazuo Morimoto: London and New York: Routledge, 2012.5 : 15-36.
  • Khakpur, Kazuo Morimoto; `Ali trans."Awwalin Neshan az Siyadat-i Safawiyan dar Kutub-i Ansab: Madraki Jadid barayi Iddi`a-yi pish-Safawi-yi Siyadat-i Safawiyan."Payam-i Baharistan 11 (2nd series; 3rd year) 2011.9: 241-263.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "The Earliest `Alid Genealogy for the Safavids: New Evidence for the Pre-dynastic Claim to Sayyid Status."Iranian Studies 43-4 2010.10: 447-469.
  • Kazu'u Murimutu,. "Darkhwast-i Shakhsi: Ahamiyyat-i Intishar-i Athar-i Ibn-i Funduq dar Zaminah-i Adabiyyat-i `Arabi."Guzarish-i Mirath 39 2010.6: 74-76.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "'Introduction' to the special issue 'Shi‘i Studies'."Orient 44 2009.: 1-2.
  • Kazu'u Murimutu,. "Daftari dar Nasab-shinasi-i Sadat: Mu`arrifi-i Nuskhah-i Khatti az Muzah-i Kitab-khanah-i Milli-i Britaniya." Translated by Habib Ilah Isma`ili Kitab-i Mah, Tarikh wa Jughrafiya 132 2009.5: 98-103.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "The Notebook of a Sayyid/Sharīf Genealogist: Ms. British Library Or. 1406." Scritti in onore di Biancamaria Scarcia Amoretti, vol. 3. Edited by D. Bredi et al. Rome: Dipartimento di Studi Orientali, Università di Roma (La Sapienza) and Edizioni Q, 2008.: 823-836.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Putting the Lubab al-Ansab in Context: Sayyids and Naqibs in Late Saljuq Khurasan."Studia Iranica 36, no. 2 2007.: 163-183.
  • Kazu'u Murimutu,. "Mutali`ah-i Muqaddamati darbarah-i Parakandigi-i Jughrafiyayi-i Niqaba al-Talibiyin: Dar Pay-i Dark wa Fahmi az Parakandigi wa Gustarish-i Awwaliyah-i Sayyid-ha." Translated by Muhammad Husayn Haydariyan Ayinah-i Mirath 36 1386.: 99-150.
  • Sakai, Takashi. "Taiwanese Studies of Trade Ceramics: At the Intersection of Indigenous and International Historiography." Translated by Kazuo Morimoto and Gaynor Sekimori International Journal of Asian Studies 5, no. 1 2007.: 97-108.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Summary: Sayyids, Genealogists, Naqibs: A Study on the Genealogical Literature of Sayyid/sharifs from Late 10th through 15th Century. (in Japanese) Ph. D. dissertation, the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo."Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies 22, no. 1 2006.: 169-173.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Tarjumah-i Safarnamah-i Nasir-i Khusraw dar 'Sarzamin-i Shumali'."Kitab-i Mah: Tarikh wa Jughrafiya 99 1384.: 8-13.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Toward the Formation of Sayyido-Sharifology: Questioning Accepted Fact."The Journal of Sophia Asian Studies 22 2004.: 87-103.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "A Preliminary Study on the Diffusion of the Niqaba al-Talibiyyin: Towards an Understanding of the Early Dispersal of Sayyids." The Influence of Human Mobility in Muslim Societies. Edited by Hidemitsu Kuroki, Islamic Area Studies Series. London, New York, Bahrain: Kegan Paul Intl., 2003.: 3-42.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "The Formation and Development of the Science of Talibid Genealogies in the 10th & 11th Century Middle East."Oriente Moderno n.s. 18, no. 2 1999.: 541-570.
  • Kazu'u Murimutu,. "Shikl-giri-i `Ilm-i Ansab-i Al-i Abi Talib dar Qurun-i Chaharum wa Panjum-i Hijri:The Formation of the Science of Talibid Genealogies in the 4th and the 5th Centuries A.H."Majallah-i Danishkadah-i Adabiyat wa `Ulum-i Insani-i Danishgah-i Firdawsi-i Mashhad 3 1375.: 261-296.
  • Book Reviews

  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Book Review: İlker Evrim Binbaş, Intellectual Networks in Timurid Iran: Sharaf al-Dīn ʿAlī Yazdī and the Islamicate Republic of Letters, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, Pp. 362."International Journal of Middle East Studies 49, no. 3 (2017.7): 563-564.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Stephennie Mulder, The Shrines of the ʿAlids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shiʿis and the Architecture of Coexistence, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014, xiv, 297 pp."Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 77, no. 3 (2014.10): 577-579.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Arnold E. Franklin, This Noble House: Jewish Descendants of King David in the Medieval Islamic East, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013, xv + 297 pp."International Journal of Asian Studies 11, no. 2 (2014.7): 211-213.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. Review of Creating the Notion of the Islamic World, by Masashi Haneda. Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies 22-2 (2006.: 193-198.
  • Kazu'u Murimutu,. Review of Pazhuhish dar Tawsif-i Shahr-i Isfahan Niwishtah-i Shardan, by Masashi Haneda. Kitab-i Mah, Tarikh wa Jughurafiya 6 (1377.: 12-13.
  • Encyclopedia Articles

  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Ibn ʿInaba." Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd ed.. Edited by Kate Fleet et al. 2017-4: Brill, 2017.6 : 135-137.
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Tadwin, al-." Encyclopaedia Iranica. Edited by Ehsan Yarshater : Online publication, 2016.1 : online. [Link]
  • Morimoto, Kazuo. "Ketāb al-naqż." Encyclopaedia Iranica. Edited by Ehsan Yarshater : Online publication, 2015.3 : online.

Contact

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