Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM214: Islamic Culture and Civilization

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Patricia Crone and Michael Cook, Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977).
Patricia Crone, God's Rule: Government and Islam (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004).
Fred Donner, Narratives of Islamic Origins (Princeton: Darwin Press, 1998).
Fred Donner, Muhammad and the Believers (Cambridge: Belknap Press, Harvard, 2010).
Jane McAuliffe (ed), The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Jonathan Brockopp (ed), The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).
Etan Kohlberg (ed), Shi'ism (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003).
Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, The Art and Architecture of Islam (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994).
Marshal Hodgson, The Venture of Islam, 3 volumes (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972).
Jonathan Berkey, The Formation of Islam (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
Richard Frank, Texts and Studies, 3 volumes (Ashgate: Variorum, 2005-8).
Leonard Lewisohn, The Heritage of Sufism, 3 volumes (Oxford; Oneworld, 1999).
Ahmet Karamustafa, Sufism: The Formative Period (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007).
Peter Adamson and Richard Taylor (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Tim Winter (ed), The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).
Aziz al-Azmeh, Islams and Modernities (3rd edition, London: Verso, 2006).
Sami Zubaida, Law and Power in the Islamic World (London: Tauris, 2003).