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Summer Reading

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

2) Allan Megill, Historical Knowledge, Historical Error: A Contemporary Guide to Practice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10) Robert Meister, After Evil: A Politics of Human Rights. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

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

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

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

14) Kecia Ali, Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith and Jurisprudence. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2006.

15) David Lowenthal, The Past is a Foreign Country. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

16) Fazlur Rahman, Prophecy in Islam: Philosophy and Orthodoxy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958.

17) Nasir al-Din Tusi, Paradise of Submission: A Medieval Treatise on Ismaili Thought. London: Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2005.

18) Khaled Abou El-Fadl, Speaking in God’s Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2001.

19) Kathleen Davis, Periodization and Sovereignty: How Ideas of Feudalism and Secularization Govern the Politics of Time. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

20) Sarah Bowen Savant, The New Muslims of Post-Conquest Iran: Tradition, Memory and Conversion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

21) Lenn Goodman, Islamic Humanism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

22) Fuad I. Khuri, Imams and Emirs: State, Religion and Sects in Islam. London: Saqi Books, 2007.

23) John Walbridge, God and Logic in Islam: The Caliphate of Reason. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

24) Dominique Iogna-Prat, Order and Exclusion: Cluny and Christendom face Heresy, Judaism and Islam (1100-1150). Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.

25) Colin Turner, Islam without Allah? The Rise of Religious Externalism in Safavid Iran. Richmond: Curzon Press, 2000.



1 Comment

  1. Jacob Bender says:

    Would you be interest in reviewing my documentary film on Ibn Rushd and Musa ibn Maymun, “Out of Cordoba”? See

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