Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM103A: New Approaches to Islamic Thought

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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.

Antony Black, The West and Islam: religion and political thought in world history (New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008). Available online through the University Library.

Michael A. Cook, A brief history of the human race (New York: W.W. Norton, 2003).

M. A. Cook, The Koran: a very short introduction, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000). 

Patricia Crone, Pre-industrial societies (Oxford, GB and Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1989).

Patricia Crone, God’s Rule: Government and Islam (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004) [Published in the UK as: Medieval Islamic Political Thought (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press)].

Chase F. Robinson, Islamic historiography (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).