Reading Lists

Approaches to the Study of Islam

Ahmed, Leila. Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992.

Akhtar, Shabbir. The Qur’aninfo-icon and the Secular Mind: A Philosophy of Islam. London: Routledge, 2007.

Asad, Talal. The Idea of an Anthropology of Islam. Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Washington DC, 1986.

Bunt, Gary R. Virtually Islamic: Computer-mediated Communication and Cyber Islamic Environments. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000.

Burton, John. An Introduction to the Hadithinfo-icon. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1995.

Calder, Norman. Jawid Mojaddedi and Andrew Rippin, ed. Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature. London: Routledge, 2001.

Eikelman, Dale F. The Middle East and Central Asia: An Anthropological Approach. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1998.

Gilsenan, Michael. Recognizing Islam: An Anthropologist’s Introduction. London: Croom Helm, 1982.

Huff, Toby and Schluchter, Wolfgang, ed. Max Weber and Islam. New Brunswick: Transaction, 1999.

Humphreys, Steven R. Islamic History: A Framework for Inquiry. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991.

Hussain, Asaf, Robert Olson and Jamil Qureshi, ed. Orientalism, Islam, and Islamists. Brattleboro, VT: Amana Books, 1984.

Jackson, Roy. Nietzsche and Islam. London: Routledge, 2007.

Martin, Richard C., ed. Approaches to Islam in Religious Studies. Oxford: Oneworld, 2001.

Saeed, Abdallah. Islamic Thought: An Introduction. London: Routledge, 2006.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Deciphering the Signs of God: A Phenomenological Approach to Islam. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1994.

Tripp, Charles. Islam and the Moral Economy: The Challenge of Capitalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Turner, Bryan S., ed. Islam: Critical Concepts in Sociology. London: Routledge, 2003.

Watt, W. Montgomery. Islamic Political Thought. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1968; 2nd ed. 2007.

Wiktorowicz, Quintan, ed. Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2004.