Recommended Readings & Audio Visual Titles
Brown, Daniel. A New Introduction to Islam, 2nd Ed. Malden (MA): Blackwell-Wiley, 2009.
Crone, Patricia. God’s Rule: Government and Islam. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
Kennedy, Hugh. The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century, 2nd Ed. London (UK): Longman, 2004.
Lapidus, Ira M. “The Separation of State and Religion in the Development of Early Islamic Society.” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Oct., 1975), pp. 363-385.
Rahman, Fazlur. Islam, 2nd Ed. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
FILMS & VIDEOS:
“Imperial History of the Middle East.” Maps of War. Link to resource. (accessed August 9, 2010). Author’s note: 90 second video
Professor of Iranian and Central Asian History, and of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
Outreach Coordinator, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago
Al Madina Plan 1946, University of Texas, Link to resource (accessed April 20, 2010). Map of Medina circa 1946, identifying monuments dating back to the time of the first Muslim ummah
The Abbasid Caliphate around 750 CE, University of Texas, Link to resource (accessed April 20, 2010).
The Ottoman Empire 1481 – 1683 CE, University of Texas, Link to resource (accessed April 20, 2010).
The Ottoman Empire 1683 – 1923 CE, University of Texas, Link to resource (accessed April 20, 2010).