In his most ambitious epic to date, Izawa tackles for the first time the mysteries of the world in a historical journey of intrigue and cross-cultural understanding.

Having sold over five million copies of his work in his native Japan, best-selling author Motohiko Izawa releases his newest opus, now in English!

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[Chapter 3] The Origins of Monotheism

[Part 1]
A Human Hypothesis

Posted April 16, 2018



The Islamic World’s Ḥiyal

In Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice,” the notorious Jewish moneylender, Shylock, shocks as he demands as collateral a “pound of flesh” from the “breast” (heart) of the Christian merchant Antonio who has approached him for a loan. But back to reality for a moment.

Posted March 15, 2018


[Part 1]
A Human Hypothesis


Protestant-Born Capitalism: “Ethical Commerce”

Posted February 15, 2018


[Part 1]
A Human Hypothesis


The Christian World’s Modernization Success

Posted January 15, 2018


[Part 1]
A Human Hypothesis


The Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire and Islamic Modernization