Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1030: Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

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.

Dionisius A. Agius. 1984. Arabic Literary Works as a Source of Documentation for Technical Terms of the Material Culture. Berlin : Klaus Schwarz.

Dionisius A. Agius. 2005. Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Oman: The People of the Dhow. London : Kegan Paul Ltd.

Dionisius A. Agius. 2008. Classic ships of Islam: from Mesopotamia to the Indian Ocean. Leiden : Brill.

Glassé, C. 2001. The Concise Encyclopaedia of Islam. London : Stacey International.

Gamble, C. 2001. Archaeology: The Basics. London: Routledge, pp. 1-2; 45-72.

Johnson, M. 1999. Archaeology Theory: An introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Hourani, A. H. 1991. A history of the Arab peoples. Imprint London : Faber.

Insoll, T. 1999. The Archaeology of Islam. Oxford : Blackwell.

Insoll, T. 2003. The Archaeology of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Kennedy, H. 2007. The great Arab conquests : how the spread of Islam changed the world we live in. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Milwright, M. 2010. An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology. New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys.

Fehérvári, G. 2000. Ceramics of the Islamic world in the Tareq Rajab Museum. London : I.B. Tauris.

Renfrew, C. and Bahn, P. 1991. Archaeology. London: Thames and Hudson. See Table of Contents.

Rodinson, M. 1973 Mohammed. Middlesex : Penguin.

Ruthven, M. with Nanji, A. 2004. Historical Atlas of the Islamic World. Oxford : Oxford University Press.