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Books on Culture, Economics and Politics: Recommended by Dr. Abou El Fadl


Note: [Republished from the Scholar of the House website] The books listed below were selected by Dr. Abou El Fadl from a comprehensive bibliography of Islamic Studies books compiled by Professor Patrick O'Donnell, published in 2003. Books published after 2003 are not included. [Go to the complete comprehensive bibliography by Professor O'Donnell.] 

 

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced designations were determined by Dr. Abou El Fadl. Placement of a book within this section was determined by Professor O'Donnell.

 

BACK TO RECOMMENDED READING LISTS SUMMARY

Abou El Fadl, Khaled. And God Knows the Soldiers: The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2001.

Abou El Fadl, Khaled, et al. The Place of Tolerance in Islam. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2002.

Abu-Lughod, Lila, ed. Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.

Ahmed, Akbar S. Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity: The Search for Saladin. London: Routledge, 1997.

Ahmed, Leila. Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993.

Ali, Tariq. Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads, and Modernity. London: Verso, 2002.

Ayoub, Mohammed. The Politics of Islamic Reassertion. London: Croom Helm, 1981.

Beinin, Joel and Joe Stork, eds. Political Islam: Essays from Middle East Report. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1997.

Bin Sayeed, Khalid. Western Dominance and Political Islam. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1995.

Binder, Leonard. Islamic Liberalism: A Critique of Development Ideologies. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Boroujerdi, Mehrzad. Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1996.

Brown, L. Carl. Religion and State: The Muslim Approach to Politics. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

Brown, Nathan. The Rule of Law in the Arab World. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Bulliet, Richard. W. Islam: The View from the Edge. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.

Burckhardt, Titus. Fez, City of Islam. London: I.B. Tauris, 1999.

Burke, Edmund and Ira M. Lapidus, eds. Islam, Politics, and Social Movements. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1988.

Chomsky, Noam. The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel and the Palestinians. Boston, MA: South End Press, 2nd ed., 1999.

Chomsky, Noam. Middle East Illusions. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

Cleveland, William L. Islam against the West: Shakib Arslan and the Campaign for Islamic Nationalism. London: Saqi Books, 1985.

Davis, Joyce M. Between Jihad and Salaam: Profiles in Islam. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1997.

Djait, Hichem. Europe and Islam. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1985.

Dwyer, Kevin. Arab Voices: The Human Rights Debate in the Middle East. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1991.

Eickelman, Dale F. and James Piscatori. Muslim Politics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Enayat, Hamid. Modern Islamic Political Thought. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1982.

Esposito, John L. The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? New York: Oxford University Press, 3rd ed., 1999.

Esposito, John L. Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Esposito, John L. and John O. Voll. Islam and Democracy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Finkelstein, Norman G. Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict. London: Verso, 1995.

Fischer, Michael M.J. and Mehdi Abedi. Debating Muslims: Cultural Dialogues in Postmodernity and Tradition. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990.

Gerges, Fawaz A. America and Political Islam: Clash of Cultures or Clash of Interests? Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck and John L. Esposito, eds. Islam, Gender, and Social Change. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck and John L. Esposito, eds. Muslims on the Americanization Path? New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Halliday, Fred. Islam and the Myth of Confrontation: Religion and Politics in the Middle East. London: I.B. Tauris, 1996.

Halliday, Fred. Nation and Religion in the Middle East. London: Saqi Books, 2000.

Halliday, Fred and Hamza Alavi, eds. State and Ideology in the Middle East and Pakistan. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1988.

Hashmi, Sohail H., ed. Islamic Political Ethics: Civil Society, Pluralism and Conflict. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002.

Hiro, Dilip. Holy Wars: The Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism. New York: Routledge, 1989.

Hiro, Dilip. War Without End: The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and the Global Response. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Hourani, Albert H. Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, 1798-1939. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1983 ed.

Hunter, Shireen T. The Future of Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations or Peaceful Coexistence? Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998.

Jansen, Johannes J.G. The Neglected Duty: The Creed of Sadat?s Assassins and Islamic Resurgence in the Middle East. New York: Macmillan, 1996.

Jawad, Haifaa A. The Rights of Women in Islam: An Authentic Approach. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Kerr, Malcolm. Islamic Reform: The Political and Legal Theories of Muhammad 'Abduh and Rashid Rida. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1966.

Khalidi, Rashid. Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern Consciousness. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

Khalidi, Rashid, et al., eds. The Origins of Arab Nationalism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

Kurzman, Charles, ed. Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Lawrence, Bruce B. Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.

Lockman, Zachary and Joel Beinin, eds. Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising against Israeli Occupation. Boston, MA: South End Press (A Middle East Research and Information Project/MERIP Book), 1989.

Makdisi, George. The Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam and the West. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1981.

Use of uninitialized value in substitution (s///) at /home/mehryar/dev/projects/book_store2/AmazonScrapper.pm line 174, line 99. Malik, Hafeez, ed. Iqbal: Poet-philosopher of Pakistan. New York: Columbia University Press, 1971.

Marlow, Louise. Hierarchy and Egalitarianism in Islamic Thought. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Martin, Richard C. Islam, a Cultural Perspective. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1982.

Mernissi, Fatima. Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, revised ed., 1987.

Mernissi, Fatima. The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam. New York: Perseus Books, 1992.

Messick, Brinkley. The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.

Metcalf, Barbara Daly, ed. Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996.

Mirsepassi, Ali. Intellectual Discourse and the Politics of Modernization: Negotiating Modernity in Iran. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Mitchell, Richard P. The Society of the Muslim Brothers. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1969.

Moaddel, Mansoor and Kamran Talattof, eds. Modernist and Fundamentalist Debates in Islam: A Reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Moussalli, Ahmad S. The Islamic Quest for Democracy, Pluralism, and Human Rights. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2001.

Moussalli, Ahmad S. Moderate and Radical Islamic Fundamentalism: The Quest for Modernity, Legitimacy and the Islamic State. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1999.

Musallam, Basim. Sex and Society in Islam: Birth Control before the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge,UK: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Nasr, Seyyed Vali Reza. The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Noorani, A.G. Islam and Jihad: Prejudice Versus Reality. London: Zed Books, 2003.

Peters, Rudolph. Islam and Colonialism: The Doctrine of Jihad in Modern History. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1984.

Piscatori, James P. Islam in a World of Nation-States. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1986.

Piscatori, James P., ed. Islam in the Political Process. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1983.

Price, Daniel E. Islamic Political Culture, Democracy and Human Rights: A Comparative Study. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999.

Rahman, Fazlur (Ebrahim Moosa, ed.). Revival and Reform in Islam: A Study of Islamic Fundamentalism. Oxford, England: Oneworld, 1999.

Rahnema, Ali. An Islamic Utopian: A Political Biography of Ali Shari'ati. London: I.B. Tauris, 1998.

Rahnema, Ali, ed. Pioneers of Islamic Revival. London: Zed Books, 1994.

Roald, Anne Sofie. Women in Islam: The Western Experience. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Rubin, Barry, ed. Revolutionaries and Reformers: Contemporary Islamist Movements in the Middle East. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2003.

Sadri, Mahmoud and Ahmad Sadri, trans. and eds. Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam: Essential Writings of Abdolkarim Soroush. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Safi, Omid, ed. Progressive Muslims. Oxford, England: Oneworld, 2003.

Said, Edward W. Covering Islam: how the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world. New York: Pantheon Books, 1981.

Said, Edward W. and Christopher Hitchens, eds. Blaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian Question. London: Verso, 1988.

Sells, Michael A. The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996.

Shari'ati, Ali (Hamid Algar, trans.). On the Sociology of Islam: Lectures by Ali Shari'ati. Berkeley, CA: Mizan Press, 1979.

Spellberg, Denise A. Politics, Gender, and the Islamic Past: The Legacy of 'A'isha bint Abi Bakr. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Tamimi, Azzam S. Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat Within Islamism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Tamimi, Azzam and John L. Esposito, eds. Islam and Secularism in the Middle East. Washington Square, NY: New York University Press, 2000.

Wendell, Charles, trans. Five Tracts of Hasan al-Banna', 1906-1949. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1978.

Yamani, Mai, ed. Feminism and Islam: Legal and Literary Perspectives. Washington Square, NY: New York University Press, 1996.

Zebiri, Kate. Mahmud Shaltut and Islamic Modernism. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1993.

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