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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.


“Imperial History of the Middle East.” Maps of War. Link to resourcenew window. (accessed August 9, 2010). Author’s note: 90 second video

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