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The Islamic World: Past and Present What is This? Accessible coverage of Islam from the seventh century to the twenty-first century

    Books and Online Sources

    I. Overview

    Bibliography

    • Arberry, Arthur John . Aspects of Islamic Civilization. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1977 .
    • Belt, Don . World of Islam. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2001 .
    • Denny, Frederick . An Introduction to Islam. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1994 .
    • Esposito, John L., ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of theModern Islamic World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995 .
    • Esposito, John L., ed. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. New York:Oxford University Press, 2003 .
    • Fārūqi, Isma'il R. al‐, and Lois Lamya al‐Fārūqii . TheCultural Atlas of Islam. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986 .
    • Glassé, Cyril, and Huston Smith . New Encyclopedia of Islam: The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2003 .
    • * Haneef, Suzanne . What Everyone Should Know about Islam and Muslims. Des Plaines, IL: Library of Islam, 1995 .
    • Laurance, Robin . Portrait of Islam: A Journey through the Muslim World. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2002 .
    • Nasr, Seyyed Hossein . Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2003 .
    • * Netton, Ian Richard . A Popular Dictionary of Islam. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Publishing Group, 1997 .
    • Ruthven, Malise . Islam: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000 .
    • Shaikh, Farzana, ed. Islam and Islamic Groups: A Worldwide Reference Guide. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1992 .
    • Weekes, Richard V., ed. Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984 .
    • * Wilkinson, Philip . Islam. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2002 .
    • van Donzel, E. Islamic Desk Reference. New York: E.J. Brill, 1994 .

    2. History

    Bibliography

    • Armstrong, Karen . Islam: A Short History. New York: Modern Library, 2002 .
    • Esposito, John L., ed. The Oxford History of Islam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999 .
    • Fromkin, David . A Peace to End All Peace: Creating the Modern Middle East, 1914–1922. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1989 .
    • Goodwin, Jason . Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1999 .
    • Hazard, Harry W. Atlas of Islamic History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1954 .
    • Hitti, Philip Khuri . History of the Arabs: From the Earliest Times to the Present. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002 .
    • Holt, P.M., Ann K. S. Lambton , and Bernard Lewis , eds.The Cambridge History of Islam. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970 .
    • Hourani, Albert Habib . A History of the Arab Peoples. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002 .
    • Jenkins, Everett . The Muslim Diaspora: A Comprehensive Reference to the Spread of Islam in Asia, Africa, Europe & the Americas. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1999 .
    • Lapidus, Ira M. A History of Islamic Societies. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002 .
    • Levtzion, Nehemia, and Randall L. Pouwels , eds. The History of Islam in Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2000 .
    • Lewis, Bernard . The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years. New York: Scribner, 1995 .
    • Mantin, Peter, and Ruth Mantin . The Islamic World:Beliefs and Civilisations, 600–1600. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993 .
    • * Moktefi, Mokhtar . The Arabs in the Golden Age. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1992 .
    • * Robinson, Francis . Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996 .
    • Sonn, Tamara . A Brief History of Islam. Oxford: Black‐well, 2000 .

    3. Politics and Government

    Bibliography

    • Choueiri, Youssef M. Islamic Fundamentalism. Washington,DC: Pinter, 1997 .
    • Denny, Frederick . An Introduction to Islam. New York: Macmillan, 1994 .
    • Eickelman, Dale F., and James Piscatori . Muslim Politics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003 .
    • Esposito, John L. Islam and Politics. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1998 .
    • Voll, John O. Islam: Continuity and Change in the Modern World. 2nd ed. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1994 .

    Middle East and Africa

    Bibliography

    • Callaway, Barbara . The Heritage of Islam: Women, Religion and Politics in West Africa. Boulder, CO: Lynn Rienner, 1994 .
    • Hourani, Albert, with Philip S. Khoury and Mary C. Wilson , eds. The Modern Middle East: A Reader. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993 .
    • Keddie, Nikki R. Iran and the Muslim World: Resistance and Revolution. New York: New York University Press, 1995 .
    • Levtzion, Nehemia, and Humphrey J. Fisher , eds. Rural and Urban Islam in West Africa. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1997 .
    • Mottahedeh, Roy . The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986 .
    • Murphy, Caryle . Passion for Islam: Shaping the Modern Middle East: The Egyptian Experience. New York: Scribner, 2002 .
    • Roy, Olivier . Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990 .
    • Saad‐Ghorayeb, Amal . Hizbu'llah: Politics and Religion. Sterling, VA: Pluto Press, 2002 .
    • Sonn, Tamara . Between Qur'an and Crown: The Challenge of Political Legitimacy in the Arab World. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1990 .

    Asia

    Bibliography

    • Esposito, John L., ed. Islam in Asia: Religion, Politics, and Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987 .
    • Haghayeghi, Mehrdad . Islam and Politics in Central Asia. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996 .
    • Hefner, Robert W. Civil Islam: Muslims and Democratization in Indonesia. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000 .
    • Hefner, Robert W., and Patricia Horvatich , eds. Islam in an Era of Nation‐States: Politics and Religious Renewal in Muslim Southeast Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997 .
    • Rashid, Ahmed . Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia. Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, 2002 .
    • Rashid, Ahmed . Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002 .

    The Western World

    Bibliography

    • Ahmed, Akbar . Islam under Siege. London: Polity Press, 2003 .
    • Daniel, Norman . Islam and the West: The Making of an Image. Oxford: OneWorld Press, 1997 .
    • * Denny, Frederick . Muslims in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002 .
    • Esposito, John L. The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? New York: Oxford University Press, 1999 .
    • Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck . Islamic Values in the United States: A Comparative Study. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987 .
    • Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, ed. Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002 .
    • Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, and John L. Esposito , eds. Religion and Immigration: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Experiences in the United States. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2003 .
    • Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, and John L. Esposito , eds. Muslims on the Americanization Path. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1997 .
    • Hunter, Shireen T. The Future of Islam and the West. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998 .
    • Hunter, Shireen T. . Islam, Europe's Second Religion. Westport, CT:Praeger, 2002 .
    • Lewis, Bernard . What Went Wrong? Western Impact & Middle Eastern Response. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002 .
    • Sachedina, Abdulaziz, and Joseph Montville . The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism. New York:Oxford University Press, 2001 .
    • Said, Edward . Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World. New York: Vintage Books, 1997 .
    • Sick, Gary . All Fall Down: America's Fateful Encounter with Iran. New York: Random House, 1985 .
    • Smith, Jane I. Islam in America. New York: ColumbiaUniversity Press, 1999 .

    4.Religion and Philosophy

    Bibliography

    • Al‐Qur'an. A contemporary translation by Ahmed Ali .Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001 .
    • Abu‐Hamdiyyah, Mohammad . The Qur'an: An Introduction. New York: Routledge, 2000 .
    • Armstrong, Karen . History of God: The 4000‐Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.New York:Random House, 1993 .
    • Armstrong, Karen . Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1992 .
    • Asad, Muhammad . The Message of the Quran. Gibraltar: Dar al‐Andalus, 1980 .
    • Barlas, Asma . “Believing Women” in Islam. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002 .
    • Bloom, Jonathan, and Sheila Blair . Islam: A ThousandYears of Faith and Power. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001 .
    • Esposito, John L. The Straight Path. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998 .
    • Fakhry, Majid . A History of Islamic Philosophy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1970 .
    • Fakhry, Majid, trans. The Qur'an: A Modern English Version. Berkshire: Garnet Publishing, 1996 .
    • Haykal, Muhammad Husayn . The Life of Muhammad. Trans. by Ismail R. al‐Faruqi . Indianapolis: American Trust Publications, 1976 .
    • * Islam, Yusuf . A is for Allah. Chicago: Mountain of Light, 2000 .
    • Nasr, Seyyed Hossein . Ideals and Realities of Islam. Chicago: Kazi Publications, 2000 .
    • Nasr, Seyyed Hossein, ed. Islamic Spirituality: Foundations. New York:Crossroad, 1987 .
    • Peters, F.E. The Children of Abraham: Judaism/Christianity/Islam. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984 .
    • Schimmel, Annemarie . Islam: An Introduction. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992 .
    • * Schuon, Frithjof . Understanding Islam. Bloomington, IN: World Wisdom Books, 1998 .
    • Sharif, Mian Mohammad . A History of Muslim Philosophy: With Short Accounts of Other Disciplines and the Modern Renaissance in Muslim Lands. Karachi, Pakistan:Royal Book Company, 1983 .
    • Stowasser, Barbara Freyer . Women in the Qur'an, Traditions and Interpretation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994 .
    • Wadud, Amina . Qur'an and Woman: Re‐Reading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999 .
    • Wolff, Michael . The Hadj: An American's Pilgrimage to Mecca. New York: Grove Press, 1998 .

    5. Society and Culture

    Bibliography

    • Ahmed, Leila . Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992 .
    • * Ansary, Tamim . West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Reflects on Islam and the West. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2002 .
    • Athar, Shahid . Reflections of an American Muslim. Chicago: Distributed by Kazi Publications, 1994 .
    • Cardini, Franco . Europe and Islam. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000 .
    • Göle, Nilüfa . The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996 .
    • Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, and John L. Esposito , eds. Islam, Gender, and Social Change. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997 .
    • Khan, Shahnaz . Muslim Women: Crafting a North American Identity. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000 .
    • Keddie, Nikki R., and Beth Baron , eds. Women in Middle Eastern History: Shifting Boundaries in Sex and Gender. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991 .
    • Lewis, Bernard, ed. The World of Islam: Faith, People, Culture. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1992 .
    • * Mallon, Elias . Neighbors: Muslims in North America. New York: Friendship Press, 1989 .
    • Nanji, Azim A., ed. The Muslim Almanac: A Reference Work on the History, Faith, Culture, and Peoples of Islam. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1996 .

    Art and Architecture

    Bibliography

    • Blair, Sheila, and Jonathan Bloom . The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250–1800. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994 .
    • * Brend, Barbara . Islamic Art. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991 .
    • Clévenot, Dominique . Splendors of Islam: Architecture, Decoration and Design. New York: Vendome Press, 2000 .
    • Ettinghausen, Richard, and Oleg Grabar . The Art andArchitecture of Islam, 650–1250. New York: Penguin Books, 1987 .
    • Fathy, Hassan . Architecture for the Poor. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1973 .
    • Grube, Ernst J. The World of Islam. New York:McGraw‐Hill, 1967 .
    • Hillenbrand, Robert . Islamic Art and Architecture. London: Thames and Hudson, 1999 .
    • Nasr, Seyyed Hossein . Islamic Art and Spirituality. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990 .
    • Stierlin, Henri . Islamic Art and Architecture: From Isfahan to the Taj Mahal. London: Thames and Hudson, 2002 .

    Literature

    Bibliography

    • Asani, Ali Sultaan Ali . Celebrating Muhammad: Images of the Prophet in Popular Muslim Poetry. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1995 .
    • Burton, Sir Richard Frances . The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights. New York: Modern Library, 2001 .
    • * Carrick, Carol . Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. New York: Scholastic Reprint Edition, 1992 .
    • Gibran, Kahlil . The Eye of the Prophet. Berkeley, CA: Frog, 1995 .
    • Khayyam, Omar . Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Broomall, PA: Chelsea House Publishers, 2003 .
    • * Nourallah, Riad . Loving Letters: An Islamic Alphabet. Beltsville, MD: Amana Publishers, 1996 .
    • * Nye, Naomi Shihab . The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems and Paintings from the Middle East. New York:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1994 .
    • Peters, F.F. Mecca: A Literary History of the Muslim Holy Land. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994 .
    • Shackle, Christopher . Hali's Musaddas: The Flow and Ebb of Islam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999 .
    • Sperl, Stefan, and Christopher Shackle , ed. Qasida Poetry in Islamic Asia and Africa. New York: E.J. Brill, 1996 .

    Science

    Bibliography

    • * Beshore, George . Science in Early Islamic Culture. New York: Franklin Watts, 1988 .
    • Hassan, Ahmad Y. al‐, and Donald R. Hill . Islamic Technology: An Illustrated History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992 .
    • Hoyt, Edwin . Arab Science: Discoveries and Contributions. New York: Nelson, 1975 .
    • Nasr, Seyyed Hossein . Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study. London: World of Islam Festival Publishing Company, 1976 .
    • Sayili, Aydin . The Observatory in Islam. Ankara, Turkey: Turk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, 1960 .

    FILMS

    Bibliography

    • Inside Islam. A & E Home Video, 2002 .
    • Islam: A Closer Look. Tapeworm, 1995 .
    • Islam—Empire of Faith. PBS Home Video, 2001 .
    • Living Islam Series. BBC/Ambrose, 1993 .
    • Pillars of Faith: Religions Around the World. KulturVideo, 1998 .
    • The Story of Islam: A History of the MisunderstoodFaith. Mpi Home Video, 1983 .

    6. Online Resources

    Bibliography

    • About Islam and Muslims. http://www.unn.ac.uk/societies/islamic
    • Ahlul Bayt Digital Islam Library Project.http://www.al‐islam.org
    • The Arab‐American Online Community Center.http://www.cafearabica.com
    • Dictionary of Islamic Philosophical Terms. http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/pd/default.htm
    • Quraan.com Authentic Islamic Literature.http://www.quraan.com
    • Islam & The Global Muslim eCommunity.http://www.islam.org
    • Islam.com.http://www.islam.com
    • Islamic Assembly of North America.http://www.iananet.org
    • The Muslim Community Online.http://www.muslimsonline.com
    • The Muslim Directory Online.http://www.ummah.net
    • The Muslim Student Association of the US and Canada. http://www.msa‐natl.org
    • The World of Islam @ nationalgeographic.com.http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2002/01/01/html/ft_20020101.5.html

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