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World Islamic & Middle East studies

Welcome - Merhaba - أهلا وسهلا - Hoşgeldiniz - خوش آمدید ! This guide focuses on primary and secondary sources for the study of the Middle East, both modern and contemporary. It is tailored to the courses offered by the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies

A selection of fundamental readings

Al-Ali, Nadje S. Secularism, Gender, and the State in the Middle East: The Egyptian Women's Movement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Electronic resource.

Armbrust, Walter. Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. Electronic resource.

Arberry, A. J. (1967). Aspects of Islamic civilization, as depicted in the original texts. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1967. Print.

Bacharach, Jere L, and Jere L. Bacharach. A Middle East Studies Handbook. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984. Print.

Ball, Terence, and Richard Bellamy. Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Political Thought. London: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Print.

Binder, Leonard. The Study of the Middle East: Research and Scholarship in the Humanities and the Social Sciences : a Project of the Research and Training Committee of the Middle East Studies Association. New York: Wiley, 1976. Print.

Black, A. (2001). The history of Islamic political thought: From the Prophet to the present. New York: Routledge. Electronic resource.

Heydemann, Steven. War, Institutions, and Social Change in the Middle East. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. Electronic resource.

Ismael, Tareq Y, and Naseer H. Aruri. The Middle East in World Politics: A Study in Contemporary International Relations. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1974. Print.

King, Stephen J. The New Authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. Electronic resource.

Lewis, B. (1993). Islam in history: Ideas, people, and events in the Middle East. Chicago: Open Court. Print.

Margariti, Roxani E, Adam A. Sabra, Petra Sijpesteijn, and Abraham L. Udovitch. Histories of the Middle East: Studies in Middle Eastern Society, Economy and Law in Honor of A.l. Udovitch. Leiden: Brill, 2011. Electronic resource.

Ostle, R. (2008). Sensibilities of the Islamic Mediterranean: Self-expression in a Muslim culture from post-classical times to the present day. The Islamic Mediterranean, 7. London: I.B. Tauris. Electronic resource.

Parker, Richard B. The Politics of Miscalculation in the Middle East. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993. Electronic resource.

Peleg, Ilan. The Middle East Peace Process: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Albany, N.Y: State University of New York Press, 1998. Electronic resource.

Sakr, Naomi. Women and Media in the Middle East: Power Through Self-Expression. London: I.B. Tauris, 2004. Electronic resource.

Selby, Jan. Water, Power and Politics in the Middle East. London: I.B. Tauris, 2003. Print.


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