Additional Readings for Week Eight
Hugh Kennedy. The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphate
Jacob Lassner. The Topography of Baghdad in the Early Middle Ages
C. Wendell. "Baghdad: Imago Mundi and Other Foundation Lore," International
Journal of Middle East Studies
Matthew Gordon. The Breaking of a Thousand Swords: A History of the Turkish
Military of Samarra,
AH 200-275/815-889 CE 2001.
Reuvan Firestone. Journeys in Holy Lands: The Evolution of the Abraham-Ishmael
Legends in Islamic
Gordon Newby. "Tafsir Isra'iliyat: The Development of Qur'an Commentary in
Early Islam in the Relationship to
Judaeo-Christian Traditions of Scriptural Commentary,"
Journal of the American Academy of Religion 47 (1980).
W. B. Bishai. "The Transition from Coptic to Arabic," The Muslim World
Ira M. Lapidus. "The Conversion of Egypt to Islam," Israel Oriental Studies
L. S. B. MacCoull. "Three Cultures Under Arab Rule: The Fate of Coptic,"
Bulletin de la Societe d'Archaeologie Copte
L. S. B. MacCoull. "The Strange Death of Coptic Culture," Coptic Church
Review 10 (1989).
Richard Bulliett. Islam: The View from the Edge 1994.
Roy Mottahdeh. "The Shu'ubiyah Controversy and the Social History of Early
Islamic Iran," International Journal of
Middle East Studies 7 (1976).
Paul Wheatley. The Places Where Men Pray Together: Cities in Islamic Lands,
Seventh Through the Tenth
Robert McC. Adams. The Land Behind Baghdad: A History of Settlement on
the Diyala Plains 1965.
Norman Calder. Studies in Early Muslim Jurisprudence 1993.
S. D. Goitein. "The Rise of the Middle Eastern Bourgeoisie in Early Islamic
Times," Studies in Islamic History and
Michael Cook. Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought
Abraham L. Udovitch. Partnership and Profit in Medieval Islam 1970.
Jonathan P. Berkey. "Circumcision Circumscribed: Female Excision and Cultural
Accommodation in the Medieval
Near East," International Journal of Middle East Studies
Leila Ahmed. Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate
Said Arjomand. The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam: Religion, Political
Order, and Societal Change in
Shi'ite Iran from the Beginning to 1890 1984.
Ira Lapidus. "The Separation of State and Religion in the Development of
Early Islamic Society," International Journal of
Middle East Studies 6 (1975).
Michael Cooperson. Classical Arabic Biography: The Heirs of the Prophet
in the Age of al-Ma'mun 2000.
Muhammad Qasim Zaman. Religion and Politics under the Early 'Abbasids:
The Emergence of the Proto-
Sunni Elite 1997.
Abdulaziz Sachedina. Islamic Messianism: The Idea of the Mahdi in Twelver
Moojan Momen. An Introduction to Shi'i Islam: The History and Doctrines
of Twelver Shi'ism 1985.
Andrew J. Newman. The Formative Period of Twelver Shi'ism: Hadith as Discourse
Between Qum and