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Near Eastern Studies
General Readings

Cyril Aldred, The Egyptians (London: Thames and Hudson, 1987).

Jean Bottro, Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995).

Glen Bowersock, Hellenism in Late Antiquity (Ann Arbor: University of Michicago Press, 1990).

Mary Boyce, A History of Zoroastrianism, 3 vols. (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1975-1989).

L. Carl Brown, International Politics and the Middle East (Princeton, 1984).

Peter Brown, The World of Late Antiquity (New York: W.W. Norton, 1989).

Walter Burkert, The Orientalizing Revolution: Near Eastern Influence on Greek Culture in the Early Archaic Age (Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 1992).

K.N. Chaudhuri, Asia before Europe: Economy and Civilisation of the Indian Ocean from the Rise of Islam to 1750 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990).

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

Dale Eickelman and James Piscatori, Muslim Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996).

Garth Fowden, The Egyptian Hermes: An Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Richard Frye, Heritage of Central Asia (New York: Markus Weiner, 1996).

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

E.R. Goodenough, Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period (New York, 1953-1968).

Cyrus H Gordon and Gary A. Rendsburg, The Bible and the Ancient Near East (New York: W. W. Norton, 1997).

Oleg Grabar, The Formation of Islamic Art, 2d ed. (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1987).

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

Halil Inalcik, The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600, trans. Norman Itzkowitz and Colin Imber (Londin: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973).

Amelie Kuhrt, The Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-330 B.C. Vols. 1-2 (New York: Routledge, 1995).

Samuel Lieu, Manichaeism in the Later Roman Empire and Medieval China, 2d ed. (Tubingen, 1992).

David Morgan, The Mongols (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986).

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

Francis Peters, The Harvest of Hellenism: A History of the Near East from Alexander the Great to the Triumph of Christianity (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970).

Leslie Pierce, The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993).

James Pritchard, Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1950).

Kurt Rudolph, Gnosis: The Nature and History of an Ancient Religion (Edinburgh: T and T Clark, 1983).

Irfan Shahid, Byzantium and the Semitic Orient before the Rise of Islam (London, 1988).

Mark Tessler, A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994).

Speros Vyronis, The Decline of Medieval Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization from the Eleventh through the Fifteenth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971).

W.M. Watt and Pierre Cachia, A History of Islamic Spain (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 1965).


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