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Summer Reading List

1) Marshall Hodgson, The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Vol. 1-3. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1977.

2) Geoffrey Parker, The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500–1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

3) Franz Babinger, Mehmed the Conqueror and His Time. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978.

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.

5) Anne Broadbridge, Kingship and Ideology in the Islamic and Mongol Worlds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

6) Ann Lambton, State and Government in Medieval Islam: an Introduction to the Study of Islamic Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981.

7) G.E. von Grunebaum, Classical Islam: A History 600-1258. Chicago: Aldine Pub. Co., 1970.

8) Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism, Second Edition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009.  

9) Joseph Strayer, On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1970.

10) Euan Cameron, The European Reformation.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

11) Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II. New York: Harper and Row, 1972.

12) Joseph O’Callaghan, A History of Medieval Spain. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983.

13) Janina Safran, Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013.

14) David Nirenberg, Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2013.

15) Aziz al-Azmeh, Muslim Kingship: Power and the Sacred in Muslim, Christian and Pagan Polities. New York: I.B. Tauris, 1997.

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

Company, 1983.

17) Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan. Ed. Edwin Curley. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co., 1994.

18) John Locke, Two Treatises of Government. Ed. Peter Laslett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

19) Kaya Sahin, Empire and Power in the Reign of Suleyman: Narrating the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

20) Thomas More, Utopia. Ed. Robert Adams. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1992.

21) Paul W. Kahn, Political Theology: Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

22) John of Salisbury, Policraticus. Ed. Cary J. Nederman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

23) Thomas Aquinas, Political Writings. Ed. R.W. Dyson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

24) Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. New York: Dover Publications, 2003.

25) E.I.J. Rosenthal, Political Thought in Medieval Islam: an Introductory Outline. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1958.

26) Marshall Hodgson, Rethinking World History: Essays on Europe, Islam, and World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

27) Vincent J. Cornell, Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998.

28) Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey eds., History of Political Philosophy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

29) Ibn Abbad of Ronda, Letters on the Sufi Path. Ed. John Renard. New York: Paulist Press, 1986.

30) A. Azfar Moin, The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.


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