Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2014: Regions and Empires in Islamic Archaeology

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.

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

Bennison,  A.K. 2009. The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the 'Abbasid Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Brett, M, 2017. The Fatimid Empire. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Donner, F. M. 2010. Muhammad and the Believers. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Cooper, J.P. 2014. The Medieval Nile: Route, Landscape and Navigation in Islamic Egypt. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press.

Crone, P. 1987. Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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

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.

Lev, Y. 1991. State and Society in Fatimid Egypt. Leiden: Brill.

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

Power, T, 2012. The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate. Cairo: American University of Cairo Press.

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

Woodhead, C. 2013. The Ottoman World: London: Routledge.