Christoph Marcinkowski

Region of Study Middle East  
Primary Country of Residence Germany  
Title Dr.  
Affiliation Independent Scholar  
Email cwm_marcinkowski@yahoo.de  
Mailing Address Email: cwm_marcinkowski@yahoo.de  
Phone / Fax Number(s) Cellphone +49(0)1577-868 7532
 
Countries Of Specialization Iran, Iraq, Persian Gulf, Malaysia, Singapore  
Education ---PhD (August 1998), Islamic Civilization (ISTAC, on behalf of the International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur). Title of the doctoral dissertation: "Mirza Rafi‘a's Dastur al-Muluk: A Manual of Later Safavid Administration. Annotated English Translation, Commentary on the Offices and Services, and Facsimile of the Unique Persian Manuscript (published in 2002), supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ahmad Kazemi-Moussavi.
---Doctorate (1995-98, full-scholarship), at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the field of Islamic Civilization.
---M.A., 1993, Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies and Political Sciences (Freie Universität Berlin), title of the MA-thesis: "Taqiya versus Wilayat al-Faqih: Die schiitischen Theologen Iraks und ihr Verhältnis zur Staatsmacht [Iraq's Shi'ite Theologians and their Relations with the State", supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bert G. Fragner (expanded English translation published in 2004).
---Persian Language Studies, Iran (1984-86).
 
Research Interests Shia Islam in past and present, especially Gulf region, Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia. Extremism. International Security.  
Teaching Interests Shia Islam in past and present, especially Gulf region, Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia. Extremism. International Security.  
Publications BOOKS

---2012
(with Nora Eggen), Islam in Europe: Present Trends and Future Challenges. With a foreword by Constance Chevallier-Govers, University of Grenoble. IAIS Monograph Series 4 (Kuala Lumpur: IAIS Malaysia, 2012). ISBN 978-967-10065-4-2.

---2011

(Ed., in collaboration with Constance Chevallier-Govers and Ruhanas Harun), Malaysia and the European Union: Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century. Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology 32 (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2011). ISBN 978-364-3-800855.

---2010

Shi’ite Identities: Community and Culture in Changing Social Contexts. Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology 27 (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2010). ISBN 978-643-3- 80049-7.

---2009

(Ed.) The Islamic World and the West: Managing Religious and Cultural Identities in the Age of Globalisation, Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology 24 (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2009). ISBN 978-3-643-80001-5.

---2005

From Isfahan to Ayutthaya: Contacts between Iran and Siam in the 17th Century. With a foreword by Professor Ehsan Yarshater, Columbia University, New York (Singapore: Pustaka Nasional, 2005). ISBN 9971-77-491-7.

---2004

Religion and Politics in Iraq. Shi‘ite Clerics between Quietism and Resistance. With a foreword by Professor Hamid Algar, University of California at Berkeley (Singapore: Pustaka Nasional, 2004). ISBN 9971-77-513-1 (an aridged English version of Dr. Marcinkowski's German Master's Thesis, submitted in 1992 to the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, original title: Taqiya versus Wilayat al-Faqih: Die schiitischen Theologen Iraks und ihr Verhältnis zur Staatsmacht [Iraq's Shi'ite Clerics and their Relations with the State)

---2003

Measures and Weights in the Islamic World. An English Translation of Professor Walther Hinz‘s Handbook „Islamische Maße und Gewichte“. With a foreword by Professor Clifford Edmund Bosworth, FBA (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 2003). ISBN 983-9379-27-5 (authorized translation; title of the German original: Walther Hinz, "Islamische Maße und Gewichte, umgerechnet ins metrische System," Handbuch der Orientalistik, erste Abteilung, Ergänzungsband I, Heft 1 (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1970))
Persian Historiography and Geography: Bertold Spuler on Major Works Produced in Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, India and Early Ottoman Turkey. With a foreword by Professor Clifford Edmund Bosworth, FBA (Singapore: Pustaka Nasional, 2003). ISBN 9971-77-488-7 (authorized translation; title of the German original: Bertold Spuler, "Die historische und geographische Literatur in persischer Sprache," Handbuch der Orientalistik, 1. Abteilung, Band IV, 2. Abschnitt, Lieferung 1 (Leiden and Cologne: E. J. Brill, 1982), pp.101-67)

---2002

Mirza Rafi‘a’s Dastur al-Muluk: A Manual of Later Safavid Administration. Annotated English Translation, Comments on the Offices and Services, and Facsimile of the Unique Persian Manuscript (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 2002). ISBN 983-9379-26-7 (diss. 1998; an (unauthorised) Persian translation by Ali Kordabadi and Mansur Sefatgol appeared in 1385 AH solar (2006) under the title Dastur ol-Moluk-e Mirza Rafi‘a in Tehran (Markaz-e Asnad va Tarikh-e Diplomasi; published by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

---2001

(Tr.) Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, Islam und die geistigen Grundlagen von Wissenschaft (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 2001). ISBN 983-9379-13-5 (title of the English original: Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, Islam and the Philosophy of Science (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 1989).

---1999

(Tr.) Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, Die Bedeutung und das Erleben von Glückseligkeit im Islam (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 1998). ISBN 983-9379-08-9 (title of the English original: Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, The Meaning and Experience of Happiness im Islam (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 1993).  
Keywords Shia Islam, Shia networks, international security, Iran, Iraq, Islam in Southeast Asia