Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM250: The Sovereign, the Good, and Society in 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.

  • Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998
  • Husain Agrama, Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012
  • Mehrdad Boroujerdi (ed), Mirror for the Muslim Prince, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2013
  • Patricia Crone, Medieval Islamic Political Thought, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005
  • Patricia Crone and Gerhard Böwering (eds), Princeton Encyclopaedia of Islamic Political Thought, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013
  • Yoav Di-Capua, No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre & Decolonization, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018
  • Wael Hallaq, The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament, New York: Columbia University Press, 2012
  • Wael Hallaq, Reforming Modernity, New York: Columbia University Press, 2019
  • Murad Idris, ‘Islam, Rawls, and the Limits of Late Twentieth Century Liberal Philosophy’, Modern Intellectual History 18 (2020): 1–14
  • Humeira Iqtidar, ‘Redefining “tradition” in political thought’, European Journal of Political Theory 15.4 (2016): 424–44
  • Nelly Lahoud, Political Thought in Islam, London: Routledge, 2013
  • Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue, London: Duckworth, 1981
  • Saba Mahmood, The Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005
  • Saba Mahmood, Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016
  • Andrew March, Islam and Liberal Citizenship: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011
  • Andrew March, The Caliphate of Man: Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019
  • Dominic O’Meara, Platonopolis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Noah Salomon, For the Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan’s Islamic State, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016