Additional Readings for Week Three

Walter Kaegi "Egypt on the Eve of the Muslim Conquest" in Carl Petry (ed) The Cambridge History of Egypt vol. I, Islamic Egypt, 640-1517 (1998).
Ira Lapidus. "The Arab Conquests and the Formation of Islamic Society" Studies on the First Century of Islamic Society 1982.
R. Hawting. The Idea of Idoloatry and the Emergence of Islam: From Polemic to History 1999.
Joseph Henninger. "Pre-Islamic Bedouin Religion" in Merlin Swartz (ed) Studies on Islam 1981.
A. R. al-Ansary. Qaryat al-Fau: A Portrait of Pre-Islamic Civilisation in Saudi Arabia 1982.
Hugh Kennedy. "The Last Century of Byzantine Syria: A Reassessment" Byzantinische Forschungen 10/1985, pp. 141-83.
Particia Crone and Michael Cook. Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World 1977.