The factual head of the Japanese government, Matsudaira Sadanobu, declared
the ritual and the law as the foundation for receiving Adam Laxman’s expedition,
the first russian mission to Japan. The article attempts at understanding the
meaning he ascribed to those notions through the lens of several sources related
to Laxman’s expedition.
On June 24, 2019, at the Near Eastern Seminar organized by the Section of Near Eastern Studies, IOM RAS, Prof of the University of Michigan A.D. Knysh will submit his presentation Sufism and Quran: Evolution of Sufi Exegesis.