Comparative Islamic Studies
Reading List for
MA in NELC

Leila Ahmed, Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992).

Leonard Binder, Islamic Liberalism: A Critique of Development Ideologies (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988).

Michael Cook, Muhammad, 2d ed (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985).

Michael Chamberlain, Knowledge and Social Practice in Medieval Damascus, 1190-1350 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994).

Devin DeWeese, Islamization and Native Religion in the Golden Horde: Baba Tukles and Conversion to Islam in Historical and Epic Tradition (University Park: Penn State University Press, 1994).

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

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village (New York: Anchor Books, 1969; reprinted, 1989).

Patrick Gaffney, The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).

Michael Gilsenan, Recognizing Islam: Religion and Soceity in the Modern Middle East (New York: I.B. Tauris, 1982; reprint, 1983).

Alfred Guillaume, The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah (Lahore: Oxford University Press, 1955).

Heinz Halm, Shiism (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1991).

Abdellah Hammoudi, The Victim and its Masks: An Essay on Sacrifice and Masquerade in the Maghreb, trans. Paula Wissing (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993).

Marshall Hodgson, The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, 3 vols. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974).

Albert Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, 1798-1939 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1970).

Stephen Humphreys, Islamic History: A Framework for Inquiry (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991).

Ira Lapidus, A History of Islamic Societies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988).

Muhsin Madhi, Ibn Khaldun's Philosophy of HIstory (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1957).

Brinkley Messick, The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993).

Roy Mottahedeh, The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985).

Ian Richard Netton, Allah Transcendant: Studies in the Structure and Semiotics of Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Cosmology (London: Routledge, 1989).

Gordon Newby, The Making of the Last Prophet: A Reconstruction of the Earliest Biography of Muhammad (Columbia: University of South Carolina press, 1989).

Fazlur Rahman, Islam, 2d ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979).

Fazlur Rahman, Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982).

Francis Robinson, Islam: A Concise Introduction (London: Curzon Press, 1999).

W. Montgomery Watt, The Faith a Practice of al-Ghazali (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1953).

Bernard Weiss, The Spirit of Islamic Law (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998).

Mark Woodward, Islam in Java: Normative Piety and Mysticism in the Sultanate of Yogyakarta (Tucson: Arizona State University, 1989).

 

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