Reading Lists

History

1. Early Islam

Berkey, Jonathan P. The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East 600-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Bowersock, Glen W. Peter Brown and Oleg Grabar, ed. Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical world. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1999, esp. Hugh Kennedy, ‘Islam’, pp. 219-237.

Crone, Patricia. Medieval Islamic Political Thought. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004.

_____ . Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987.

_____ . ‘What do we actually know about Mohammed’, in Open Democracy: Free Thinking for the World, 30th August, 2006:

Donner, Fred M. Narratives of Islamic Origins: The Beginnings of Islamic Historical Writing. Princeton, NJ: Darwin Press, 1998.

Hoyland, Robert. Arabia and the Arabs: From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam. London: Routledge, 2001.

Kennedy, Hugh. The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World we Live in. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2007.

Morony, Michael G. Iraq after the Muslim Conquest. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984.

Motzki, Harald. The Biography of Muhammad: The Issue of the Sources. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2000.

 
2. Mediaeval Period
 
    Part 1

a. The Dissolution of the Unitary Empire. 850-1258.

al-Azmeh, Aziz. Muslim Kingship: Power and the Sacred in Muslim, Christian and Pagan Politics. London: I.B. Tauris, 1997.

Brett, Michael. The Rise of the Fatimidsinfo-icon: The World of the Mediterranean and the Middle East in the Fourth Century of the Hijrainfo-icon, Tenth Century CE. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2001.

Ehrenkreutz, Andrew. Saladin. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1970.

Fletcher, Richard. Moorish Spain. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992.

Frye, Richard. The Golden Age of Persia: The Arabs in the East. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996.

Gabrieli, Francisco. Arab Historians of the Crusades. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1969.

Halm, Heinz. The Empire of the Mahdiinfo-icon: The Rise of the Fatimids. tr. M. Bonner. Leiden: Brill, 1996.

Humphreys, R. Stephen. From Saladin to the Mongols: The Ayyubidsinfo-icon of Damascus, 1193-1260. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1977.

Kennedy, Hugh. Muslim Spain and Portugal: A Political History of Al-Andalus. London: Longman, 1996.

Kennedy, Hugh. The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: The Islamic Near East from the Sixth to Eleventh Centuries. London: Routledge, 1986.

MacLean, Derryl N. Religion and Society in Arab Sindinfo-icon. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1989.

Petry, Carl F. and M. W. Daly. Islamic Egypt, 640-1517, The Cambridge History of Egypt; V. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Sanders, Paula. Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1994.

Wink, Andre. Al-Hind: The Making of the Indo-Islamic World. 3 vols. Leiden: Brill, 1990-2004.

 
b. Mongols, Mamluks, and Ilkhanids. 1258-1400s.

Amitai, Reuven. The Mongols in the Islamic Lands: Studies in the History of the Ilkhanate. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

Amitai-Preiss, Reuven, and David O. Morgan, ed. The Mongol Empire and its Legacy. Leiden: Brill, 1999.

Bosworth, Clifford Edmund. The Later Ghaznavidsinfo-icon: Splendour and Decay. The Dynasty in Afghanistan and Northern India 1040-1186. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1977.

Eaton, Richard. The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.

Fletcher, Richard. Moorish Spain. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992.

Irwin, Robert. The Middle East in the Middle Ages: The Early Mamluk Sultanateinfo-icon 1250-1382. London: Croom Helm, 1986.

Jackson, Peter. The Delhi Sultanate: A Political and Military History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Karamustafa, Ahmet. God’s Unruly Friends: Dervish Groups in the Islamic Later Middle Period. 1200-1550. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 1994.

Manz, Beatrice Forbes. Power, Politics and Religion in Timurid Iran. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Manz, Beatrice Forbes. The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Morgan, David. The Mongols. Oxford: Blackwell, 1986.

Sabra, Adam Abdelamid. Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam: Mamluk Egypt, 1250-1517, Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Shoshan, Boaz. Popular Culture in Medieval Cairo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

 

Alam, Muzaffar. ‘The Pursuit of Persian: Language in Mughal Politics’, Modern Asian Studies, 32, 2 (1998), pp. 317-349.

Babayan, Kathryn. Mystics, Monarchs, and Messiahs: Cultural Landscapes of Early Modern Iran. Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press, 2002.

Brown, L. Carl. Imperial Legacy: The Ottoman Imprint on the Balkans and the Middle East. New York; Chichester: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Fleischer, Cornell H. Bureaucrat and Intellectual in the Ottoman Empire: The Historian Mustafa ‘Ali. 1541-1600. Princeton; Guildford: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Goffman, Daniel. The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Hattox, Ralph. Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, 1985.

Inalcik, Halil. The Middle East and the Balkans under the Ottoman Empire: Essays on Economy and Society. Indiana University Turkish Studies, 1993.

Jackson, Peter Jan, and Laurence Lockhart. The Cambridge History of Iran: Vol. 6, The Timurid and Safavid Periods. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Kafadar, Cemal. Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State. Berkeley, CA; London: University of California Press, 1995.

Kunt, Metin, and Christine Woodhead. Suleyman the Magnificent and His Age: The Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern World. London: Longman, 1995.

Newman, Andrew J. Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire. London: I. B. Tauris, 2006.

Peirce, Leslie P. The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Quinn, Sholeh Alysia. Historical Writing During the Reign of Shah ‘Abbas: Ideology, Imitation, and Legitimacy in Safavid Chronicles. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2000.

Raymond, Andre. Arab Cities in the Ottoman Period: Cairo, Syria and the Maghrebinfo-icon. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002.

Richards, J. F. The Mughal Empire, The New Cambridge History of India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Robinson, Francis. The Mughal Emperors: And the Islamic Dynasties of India, Iran and Central Asia 1206-1925. London: Thames and Hudson, 2007.

Subrahmanyam, Sanjay. Explorations in Connected History: Mughals and Franks. Vol. 1. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Winter, Michael. Egyptian Society under Ottoman Rule 1517-1798. London: Routledge, 1992.

Zilfi, Madeline C. Women in the Ottoman Empire: Middle Eastern Women in the Early Modern Era. Leiden; New York: Brill, 1997.

 
2. Mediaeval Period
 
    Part 2

Abun-Nasr, Jamil M. A History of the Maghribinfo-icon in the Islamic Period. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Allsen, Thomas. Culture and Conquest in Mongol Eurasia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Amitai-Preiss, Reuven and David Morgan, ed. The Mongol Empire and its Legacy. Leiden: Brill, 1999.

Amitai-Preiss, Reuven and Michal Biran, ed. Mongols, Turks and Others: Eurasian Nomads and the Outside World. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

Ayalon, David. Outsides in the lands of Islam: Mamluks, Mongols, and Eunuchs. London: Variorum, 1988.

____. Islam and the Abode of War: Military Slaves and Islamic Adversaries. Aldershot and Brookfield: Variorum, 1994.

Bosworth, Clifford Edmund. The Arabs, Byzantium and Iran: Studies in Early Islamic History and Culture. Brookfield, VT: Variorum, 1996.

____. The Ghaznavids: Their Empire in Afghanistan and Eastern Iran, 994-1040. Beirut: Librairie du Liban, 1973.

____. The Later Ghaznavids: Splendour and Decay in Afghanistan and Northern India, 1040-1186. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1977.

Bosworth, Clifford Edmund, ed. The Turks in the Early Islamic World. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

Berkey, J. The Transmission of Knowledge in Medieval Cairo: A Social History of Islamic Education, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992.

____. Popular Preaching and Religious Authority in the Medieval Islamic Near East. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2001.

____. The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Biran, Michael. Chinggis Khan. Oxford: Oneworld, 2007.

Bosworth, Clifford Edmund, ed. Iran and Islam: In Memory of the Late Vladimir

Minorsky. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1971.

____. The Islamic Dynasties: A Chronological and Genealogical Handbook. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1967.

Bulliet, Richard. The Patricians of Nishapur: A Study in Medieval Islamic Social History. Cambridge, MA, 1972.

Cahen, Claude. The Formation of Turkey – The Sejukid Sultanate of Rum: Eleventh to Fourteenth Century, tr. and ed. P.M. Holt. Harlow and New York: Longman, 2001.

The Cambridge History of Iran, Vol. 5: The Saljuqinfo-icon and Mongol Periods, ed. J.A. Boyle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968.

Choueiri, Youssef, ed. A Companion to the History of the Middle East. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005.

Collins, Roger. The Arab Conquest of Spain. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Eaton, Richard. Essay on Islam and Indian History. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000.

____. The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.

Eaton, Richard, ed. India’s Islamic Traditions, 711-1750. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Gibb, H.A.R. The Life of Saladin: From the Works of Imad al-Dininfo-icon and Baha’ al-Din. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973.

Goffman, D. The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Grabar, Oleg. Medieval Jerusalem and Islamic Worship: Holy Places, Ceremonies, Pilgrimage. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1994.

Grunebaum, G.E. von. Classical Islam: A History 600-1258. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1997.

Foltz, Richard. Religions of the Silk Road: Overland Trade and Cultural Exchange from Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century. New York: Macmillan, 1999.

Hathaway, Jane. A Tale of Two Factions: Myth, Memory and Identity in Ottoman Egypt and Yemen. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2003.

____. The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule, 1516-1800, with contributions by Karl K. Barbir. London: Longman, 2008.

Hawting, Gerald R., ed. Muslims, Mongols and Crusadersinfo-icon: An Anthology of Articles Published in The Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London: Routledge Curzon, 2005.

Hillenbrand, Carole. The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999.

Hodgson, Marshall G. S. The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization. Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press, 1974.

Holt, P.M. The Age of the Crusades: The Near East from the 11th Century to 1517, London: Longman, 1986.

____. ‘The Mamluk Institution’, in Y. Choueiri, ed. A Companion to the History of the Middle East. Maiden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005, pp. 154-169.

____. The Crusader States and their Neighbours, 1098-1291. Harlow: Pearson Longman, 2004.

Hourani, Albert. A History of the Arab Peoples. New ed., London: Faber and Faber, 2005.

Hovannisian, Richard and Georges Sabagh, ed. Religion and Culture in Medieval Islam. Giorgio Levi Della Vida Conference (14th), 1993. Los Angeles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Inalcik, Halil. The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age, 1300-1600, tr. N. Itzkowitz and Colin Imber. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973.

Irwin, Robert. The Middle East in the Middle Ages. The Early Mamluk Sultanate. Beckenham, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986.

Itzkowitz, Norman. Ottoman Empire and Islamic Tradition. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Kennedy, Hugh. The Court of the Caliphs: The Rise and Fall of Islam’s Greatest Dynasty. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2004.

____. Muslim Spain and Portugal: A Political History of al-Andalus. Harlow: Longman, 1996.

Köprülü, Mehmed Fuad. The Origins of the Ottoman Empire, ed. and tr. Gary Leiser. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1992.

Laiou, Angeliki and Roy Mottahedeh, ed. The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2001.

Lapidus, Ira. Muslim Cities in the Later Middle Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

____. A History of Islamic Societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Lambton, Ann K. State and Government in Medieval Islam. Oxford: Oxford UniversityPress, 1981.

Leslie, Donald Daniel. Islam in Traditional China: A Short History to 1800. Canberra: Canberra College of Advanced Education, 1986.

Levtzion, Nehemia and Humphrey Fisher, ed. The History of Islam in Africa. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2000.

Lewis, Bernard. The Middle East: 2000 Years of History from the Rise of Christianity to the Present Day. London: Phoenix, 2000.

____. Studies in Classical Ottoman Islam (7th-16th Centuries). London: Variorum

reprints, 1976.

Lewis, I. M., ed. Islam in Tropical Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press for the International African Institute, 1966.

Lister, R. P. Genghis Khan. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993.

____. Religious and Ethnic Movements in Medieval Islam. Aldershot: Variorum, 1992.

Mahida, Ebrahim. History of Muslims in South Africa: A Chronology. Durban: Arab Study Circle, 1993.

Mazzaoui, Michel M., ed. Safavid Iran and her Neighbours. Salt Lake City, UT, 2003.

Morgan, David. The Mongols. Oxford: Blackwell, 1986.

____. Medieval Persia 1040-1797. London: Longman, 1988.

Morgan, David and Reuven Amitai-Preiss, ed. The Mongol Empire and its Legacy. Leiden-Boston: Brill, 1999.

Morony, M. G. Iraq after the Muslim Conquest. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984.

Mottahedeh, Roy. Loyalty and Leadership in an Early Islamic Society. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1980.

Newman, Andrew J. Society and Culture in the Early Modern Middle East: Studies on Iran in the Safavid Period. Leiden, 2003.

____. Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire. London, 2006.

Petry, C. The Civilian Elite of Cairo in the Later Middle Ages, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.

Quataert, D. The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922. 2nd ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Ratchnevsky, Paul. Genghis Khan: His Life and Times, tr. Thomas Haining. Oxford: Blackwell, 1991.

Richards, John. The Mughal Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Robinson, Francis, ed. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Robinson, David. Muslim Societies in African History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Salibi, Kamal. Syria under Islam: Empire on Trial, 634-1097. Delmar, NY: Caravan Books, 1977.

Savory, Roger M. Iran under the Safavids. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

Sourdel, Dominique. Medieval Islam, tr. J. Montgomery Watt. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983.

Southern, R.W. Western Views of Islam in the Middle Ages. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1962.

Stern, Samuel M. History and Culture in the Medieval Muslim World. London: Variorum, 1984.

Taha, Abdulwahid Dhannun. The Muslim Conquest and Settlement of North Africa and Spain. London: Routledge, 1989.

Tayob, Abdulkader. Islam in South Africa: Mosques, Imams and Sermons. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1999.

Turner, Colin. Islam without Allah? The Rise of Religious Externalism in Safavid Iran. London: Routledge Curzon, 2000.

Udovitch, A.L., ed. The Islamic Middle East, 700-1900: Studies in Economic and Social History. Princeton, NJ: Darwin Press, 1981.

Watt, Montgomery W. The Majesty that was Islam: The Islamic World, 661-1100. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1974.

 
3. Modern Period

Abou El Fadl, Khaled. The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists. New York: Harper, 2005.

Abu-Rabi’, Ibrahim. The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.

Aziz Said, Abdul, Mohammed Abu-Nimer and Meena Sharify-Funk, ed. Contemporary Islam: Dynamic, Not Static. London: Routledge, 2006.

Esposito, John L. and John O. Voll. Makers of Contemporary Islam. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Kurzman, Charles, ed. Liberal Islam: A Source-book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Kurzman, Charles, ed. Modernist Islam, 1840-1940: A Source-book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Nasr Abu Zayd, Reformation of Islamic Thought: A Critical Historical Analysis. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006.

Rahnema, Ali, ed. Pioneers of Islamic Revival. London: Zed Books, 2006.

Roy, Olivier. Globalised Islam: The Search for a New Ummainfo-icon. Columbia: C. Hurst, 2006.

Taji-Farouki, Suha and Basheer M. Nafi, ed. Islamic Thought in the Twentieth Century. London: I. B. Tauris, 2004.