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1) Marshall Hodgson, The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Vol. 1-3. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1977. http://www.amazon.com/The-Venture-Islam-Volume-Classical/dp/0226346838/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372744857&sr=8-1&keywords=venture+of+islam

2) Geoffrey Parker, The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500–1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. http://www.amazon.com/Military-Revolution-Innovation-Rise-1500-1800/dp/0521479584/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372744977&sr=1-1&keywords=geoffrey+parker+military

3) Franz Babinger, Mehmed the Conqueror and His Time. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978. http://www.amazon.com/Mehmed-Conqueror-Time-Franz-Babinger/dp/0691010781/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372745038&sr=1-1&keywords=franz+babinger

4) Alexander Knysh,  Ibn Arabi in the Later Islamic Tradition: The Making of a Polemical Image in Medieval Islam. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998. http://www.amazon.com/Ibn-Arabi-Later-Islamic-Tradition/dp/0791439682/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372745122&sr=1-1&keywords=knysh+ibn+arabi

5) Anne Broadbridge, Kingship and Ideology in the Islamic and Mongol Worlds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. http://www.amazon.com/Kingship-Ideology-Islamic-Cambridge-Civilization/dp/052185265X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372745198&sr=1-1&keywords=broadbridge+mongol

6) Ann Lambton, State and Government in Medieval Islam: an Introduction to the Study of Islamic Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. http://www.amazon.com/State-Government-Medieval-London-Oriental/dp/0197136001/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372745257&sr=1-1&keywords=lambton+state+and+government

7) G.E. von Grunebaum, Classical Islam: A History 600-1258. Chicago: Aldine Pub. Co., 1970. http://www.amazon.com/Classical-Islam-History-D-1258/dp/0202307670/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372745414&sr=1-2&keywords=grunebaum+classical+islam

8) Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism, Second Edition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009. http://www.amazon.com/Nations-Nationalism-Second-Perspectives-Past/dp/0801475007/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372745534&sr=1-1&keywords=gellner+nations  

9) Joseph Strayer, On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1970. http://www.amazon.com/Medieval-Origins-Princeton-Classic-Editions/dp/0691121850/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372745606&sr=1-1&keywords=strayer+medieval+origins

10) Euan Cameron, The European Reformation.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. http://www.amazon.com/European-Reformation-Euan-Cameron/dp/0199547858/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372745683&sr=1-1&keywords=cameron+european+reformation

11) Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II. New York: Harper and Row, 1972. http://www.amazon.com/Mediterranean-World-Age-Philip-Vol/dp/0520203089/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372745752&sr=1-1&keywords=braudel+mediterranean

12) Joseph O’Callaghan, A History of Medieval Spain. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983. http://www.amazon.com/History-Medieval-Spain-Joseph-OCallaghan/dp/0801492645/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372745938&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=o%27callagan+history+of+medieval+spain

13) Janina Safran, Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013. http://www.amazon.com/Defining-Boundaries-al-Andalus-Muslims-Christians/dp/0801451833/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372746003&sr=1-1&keywords=safran+defining+boundaries

14) David Nirenberg, Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2013. http://www.amazon.com/Anti-Judaism-Western-Tradition-David-Nirenberg/dp/0393058247/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372746059&sr=1-1&keywords=nirenberg+anti-judaism

15) Aziz al-Azmeh, Muslim Kingship: Power and the Sacred in Muslim, Christian and Pagan Polities. New York: I.B. Tauris, 1997. http://www.amazon.com/Muslim-Kingship-Sacred-Christian-Politics/dp/1860646093/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372746165&sr=1-1&keywords=azmeh+muslim+kingship

16) John Locke, A Letter Concerning Toleration. Ed. James Tully. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing

Company, 1983. http://www.amazon.com/Letter-Concerning-Toleration-HPC-Classics/dp/091514560X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372747115&sr=1-1&keywords=locke+letter+concerning+toleration

17) Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan. Ed. Edwin Curley. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co., 1994. http://www.amazon.com/Leviathan-Selected-Variants-Latin-1668/dp/0872201775/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372747208&sr=1-1&keywords=hobbes+leviathan

18) John Locke, Two Treatises of Government. Ed. Peter Laslett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. http://www.amazon.com/Locke-Treatises-Government-Cambridge-Political/dp/0521357306/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372747278&sr=1-2&keywords=locke+two+treatises+of+government

19) Kaya Sahin, Empire and Power in the Reign of Suleyman: Narrating the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.  http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Power-Reign-S%25fcleyman-Sixteenth-Century/dp/1107034426/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372747371&sr=1-1&keywords=sahin+empire+power

20) Thomas More, Utopia. Ed. Robert Adams. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1992. http://www.amazon.com/Utopia-Dover-Thrift-Editions-Thomas/dp/0486295834/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372747590&sr=1-1&keywords=utopia+by+thomas+more

21) Paul W. Kahn, Political Theology: Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.  http://www.amazon.com/Political-Theology-Chapters-Sovereignty-Columbia/dp/0231153414/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372747726&sr=1-1&keywords=kahn+political+theology

22) John of Salisbury, Policraticus. Ed. Cary J. Nederman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. http://www.amazon.com/John-Salisbury-Policraticus-Cambridge-Political/dp/0521367018/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372747800&sr=1-1&keywords=policraticus

23) Thomas Aquinas, Political Writings. Ed. R.W. Dyson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. http://www.amazon.com/Aquinas-Political-Writings-Cambridge-History/dp/0521375959/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372747914&sr=1-1&keywords=aquinas+political+writings

24) Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. New York: Dover Publications, 2003. http://www.amazon.com/Protestant-Ethic-Spirit-Capitalism/dp/0199747253/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372747992&sr=1-4

25) E.I.J. Rosenthal, Political Thought in Medieval Islam: an Introductory Outline. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1958. http://www.amazon.com/Political-Thought-Medieval-Islam-Introductory/dp/0521103355/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372748065&sr=1-2&keywords=political+thought+medieval+islam

26) Marshall Hodgson, Rethinking World History: Essays on Europe, Islam, and World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. http://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-World-History-Studies-Comparative/dp/0521438446/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372748166&sr=1-1&keywords=hodgson+rethinking+world+history

27) Vincent J. Cornell, Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998. http://www.amazon.com/Realm-Saint-Authority-Moroccan-Sufism/dp/0292712103/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372748249&sr=1-1&keywords=realm+of+the+saint

28) Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey eds., History of Political Philosophy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. http://www.amazon.com/History-Political-Philosophy-Leo-Strauss/dp/0226777103/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372748337&sr=1-1&keywords=history+of+political+philosophy+strauss

29) Ibn Abbad of Ronda, Letters on the Sufi Path. Ed. John Renard. New York: Paulist Press, 1986. http://www.amazon.com/Ibn-Abbad-Ronda-Classics-Spirituality/dp/080912730X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372748616&sr=1-1&keywords=ibn+abbad

30) A. Azfar Moin, The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. http://www.amazon.com/Millennial-Sovereign-Kingship-Sainthood-Disciplines/dp/0231160364/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372748724&sr=1-1&keywords=moin+millennial+sovereign

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