Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM214: Islamic Culture and Civilisation

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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.

Hugh Kennedy, The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates, 2nd edition (Harlow (UK): Pearson Education Limited, 2004).

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).