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Comparative Islamic Studies
Reading List for
PhD in NMES

Aziz Ahmed, Studies in Islamic Culture in the Indian Environment (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1964).

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

Eliyahu Ashtor, A Social and Economic History of the Near East in the Middle Ages (London, 1976).

M. Arkhoun, Contribution a l'etude de l'humanisme arabe au IV/X siecle (Paris, 1970).

D. Ayalon, Studies on the Mamuks of Egypt (1250-1517) (London, 1977).

C.H. Becker, Islamstudien, 2 vols. (Leipzig, 1924-1934).

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

C.E. Bosworth, The Islamic Dynasties (Edinburgh, 1967).

G.H. Bousquet, Du Droit Musulman et de son application effective dans le monde (Algiers, 1949).

R.W. Bulliet, Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Perios (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979).

Leone Caetani, Annali dell'Islam, 10 vols. (Milan, 1905-1926).

Claude Cahen, L'Islam des origines au debut de l'empire Ottoman (Paris, 1970).

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

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

Henry Corbin, Histoire de la philosophie islamique (Paris: Gallimard, 1964).

Henry Corbin, En Islam iranien: Aspects spirituels et philosoophiques, 4 vols. (Paris, 1971-1972).

N.J. Coulson, A History of Islamic Law (Edinburgh, 1964).

Devin DeWeese, Islamization and Native Religion in the Golden Horde: Baba Tčkles 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).

N. Elisseeff, Nur al-Din: Un grand prince musulman de Syrie au temps au Croisades, 3 vols. (Damascus, 1967).

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).

Louis Gardet and M.W. Anawati, Introduction a la theologie Musulmane: essai de theologie comparee (Paris, 1948).

Clifford Geertz, Islam Observed: Religious Development in Morocco and Indonesia (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1968).

H.A.R. Gibb and H. Bowen, eds., Islamic Society and the West (London, 1950-1957).

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

S.D. Goitein, Studies in Islamic History and Institutions (Leiden, 1966).

S.D. Goitein, The Mediterranean World, 6 vols. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967).

Ignaz Goldziher, Muhammedanische Studien, 2 vols. (Halle, 1899-1900).

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

Heinz Halm, Der Schia (Darmstadt, 1988).

Heinz Halm, Die islamische Gnosis. Die extreme Schia und die Alawiten (Munich, 1982).

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).

P.M. Holt, Egypt and the Fertile Crescent 1516-1922 (London, 1966).

Th. Emil Homerin, From Arab Poet to Muslim Saint: Ibn al-Farid, his Verse and his Shrine (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1994).

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).

H. Inalcik, The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600 (London, 1973).

H. Inalcik and D. Quataert, eds., An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1914 (Cambridge, 1994).

Arthur Jeffrey, Quran as Scripture (New York, 1980).

J.L. Kraemer, Humanism in the Renaissance of Islam: The Cultural Revival during the Buyid Age (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1992).

Edward Lane, Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (London, 1836).

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

Ira Lapidus, Muslim Cities in the Later Middle Ages (Cambridge, 1967).

Hava Lazarus-Yafeh, Intertwined Worlds: Medieval Islam and Bible Criticism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).

Wilfred Madelung, Religious Trends in Early Islamic Iran (Albany: State University of New York, Press, 1988).

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

Louis Massignon, La Passion d'al-Hosayn-ibn-Mansour al-Hallaj: Martyr mystique d'Islam, 2d ed. (Paris, 1975). The Passion of al-Hallaj: Mystic and Martyr of Islam, trans. H. Mason, 4 vols (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982).

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).

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964).

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).

Franz Rosenthal, A History of Muslim Historiography (Leiden, 1968).

J. Sauvaget, Alep: Essai sur le developpement d'une grande ville syrienne, des origines au milieu du XIX siecle (Paris, 1941).

Joseph Schacht, The Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1950).

Annemarie Schimmel, Mystical Dimensions of Islam (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985).

Paul Schwartz, Iran im Mittelalter nach den arabischen Geographen, 2 vols. (Reprint, Hildesheim, 1969).

Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, Verspreide Geschriften van C. Snouck Hurgronje, ed. A.J. Wensinck, 5 vols. (Bonn and Leiden, 1923-1926).

Emile Tyan, Histoire de l'organisation judiciaire en pays d'Islam, 2 vols. (Paris, 1938-1943).

Abraham Udovitch, Partnership and Profit in Medieval Islam (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1970).

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

W. Montgomery Watt, A History of Islamic Spain (Edinburgh, 1965).

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

Arent Jan Wensinck, the Muslim Creed: Its Genesis and Historical Development (Cambridge, 1932).

Geo Widengren, Muhammad the Prophet of God and His Ascension (Uppsala, 1955).

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

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