Martin van Bruinessen

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Martin van Bruinessen (born 10 July 1946, Schoonhoven) is a Dutch anthropologist and author, who has published a number of publications on Kurdish, Indonesian, Turkish, Persian, Zazas subjects, and also on aspects of Islam as a whole.

He taught the sociology of religion at the State Institute of Islamic Studies of Yogyakarta, Indonesia and has been teaching Kurdish and Turkish studies at Utrecht University, the Netherlands since 1994.

He also wrote and researched some issues of the early stages of Islam in Java.

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