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  1. A note on books at UCL Qatar

    To search for books at UCL Qatar, please use the Georgetown University library catalogue:

    http://www.library.georgetown.edu/qatar/

    Where available, links to the full text of e-journals, or a digitised reading, are provided in this reading list.

     

  2.  

    Please note that the readings are numbered to suggest a loose order. The first two readings are introductory summary articles or book chapters dealing with the background history of a place and period. The second two readings are introductory summary articles or book chapters dealing with material culture of a place and period, or are alternatively individual case studies to be discussed in the lecture. The final two readings are definitive monographs or classic studies to be consulted should a student have a particular interest.

  3. [1.1.1] Introduction to Islamic Archaeology & Overview of the Course 12 items
    1. (A) What is Islamic Archaeology? 6 items
      1. Islam: a very short introduction - Malise Ruthven 2012

        Book 

      2. Islamic history - Adam J. Silverstein 2010

        Book 

      3. Islamic Art and Non-Muslims (chapter 8) - R. Ettinghausen, O. Grabar

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. For lust of knowing: the Orientalists and their enemies - Irwin, Robert 2006

        Book 

      5. Islamic Art in Context (Perpectives) (Trade Version) - Irwin, Robert September 15, 2003 (Paperback)

        Book 

    2. (B) Overview of the Course 6 items
      1. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World August 1, 1999 (Paperback)

        Book 

      2. The new Cambridge history of Islam - Cook, M. A. 2010

        Book  6 vol. set

      3. Islamic art and architecture 650-1250 - Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Marilyn Jenkins-Madina 2001

        Book 

      4. Islamic art and architecture - Robert Hillenbrand 1999

        Book 

      5. An introduction to Islamic archaeology - Milwright, Marcus c2010

        Book 

  4. [1.1.2] The World of Late Antiquity & Rise of Islam, AD 450-650 12 items
    1. (A) The World of Late Antiquity & Arabia before Islam 6 items
      1. The world of late antiquity: from Marcus Aurelius to Muhammad - Brown, Peter Robert Lamont 1971

        Book 

      2.  

         Huff, D. 1986. Updated 2011. Architecture. III. Sasanian Period. Encyclopaedia Iranica 2.3:  

        329-34. http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/architecture-iii

      3. Chp. 31: Building & Architecture - M. Mango

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. Chp. 4 – Pre-Islamic Arabia - Lecker, M.

        Chapter  Digitised reading

    2. (B) The Rise of Islam & Origins of the Early Islamic State 6 items
      1. The Rise of Islam, 600-705 - Robinson, C.F.

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. The ‘House of the Prophet’ and the Concept of the Mosque - J. Johns

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. The Mosque: history, architectural development & regional diversity - Khan, Hasan-Uddin, Al-Asad, Mohammad, Frishman, Martin 1994

        Book 

  5. [1.1.3] The Arab Empire, AD 650-850 12 items
    1. (A) The Umayyad Caliphate 6 items
      1. The Empire in Syria, 705-763 - Cobb, P.M.

        Chapter 

      2. Chp. 1 – The Birth of Islamic Art: The Umayyads - Hillenbrand, R.

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Chapter 2 - Central Islamic Lands - R Ettinghausen, O Grabar

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. The Great Mosque of Damascus - Finbarr Barry Flood December 2000 (Hardcover)

        Book 

    2. (B) The ʿAbbāsid Caliphate 6 items
      1. Chp. 5 – The Early ʿAbbasid Caliphate - Kennedy, H.

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. The Empire in Iraq, 763-861 - al-Hibri, T.

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Chp. 2 – The Abbasids - Hillenbrand, R.

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. Chapter 2 – Central Islamic Lands - R Ettinghausen, O Grabar

        Chapter  Digitised reading in section 1.1.3 (A) above

  6. [1.1.4] The Fragmentation of the Caliphate & Shīʿite Schism, AD 850-1050 12 items
    1. (A) The Fragmentation of the Caliphate & Shīʿite Schism 6 items
      1. Chp. 6 – The Middle Abbasid Caliphate - Kennedy, H.

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. The Late ʿAbbāsid Pattern, 945-1050 - H. Kennedy

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Chp. 2 – The Abbasids - Hillenbrand, R.

        Chapter  Digitised reading in section 1.1.3(B) above

      4. Chapter 2 – Central Islamic Lands - R Ettinghausen, O Grabar

        Chapter  Digitised reading in section 1.1.3 (A) above

      5. Chapter 9 – The visual arts - Grabar, O.

        Chapter  Digitised reading

    2. (B) The Rival Caliphates of the Fāṭimids & Spanish Umayyads 6 items
      1. Chp. 14 – The Iberian Peninsula and North Africa - E.M. Moreno

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. The Fāṭimid State, 969-1171 - Sanders, P.A.

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Chapter 3 - Western Islamic lands - R Ettinghausen, O Grabar

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. Chapter 6 – Central Islamic Lands - R Ettinghausen, O Grabar

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      5. Revisiting al-Andalus: perspectives on the material culture of islamic Iberia and beyond - Anderson, Glaire D., Rosser-Owen, Mariam 2007

        Book 

      6. Arts of the City Victorious: Islamic art and architecture in Fatimid North Africa and Egypt - Bloom, Jonathan, Institute of Ismaili Studies c2007

        Book 

  7. [1.2.1] Landscape & Settlement in Bilād al-Shām I: AD 500-1000 12 items
    1. (A) Changing Settlement Patterns during the ‘Long’ Late Antiquity 6 items
      1. Chp. 4 – The Countryside - Milwright, M.

        Chapter 

      2. Islamic art and archaeology in Palestine - Rosen-Ayalon, Myriam c2006

        Book 

      3. Early Islamic Syria: an archaeological assessment - Alan Walmsley 2007

        Book 

    2. (B) The Umayyad Quṣūr: Art Historical vs. Archaeological Approaches 6 items
      1. A short account of early Muslim architecture - Creswell, K. A. C. [1968, c1958]

        Book 

      2. Walid and his friends - Robert Hamilton 1988

        Book 

  8. [1.2.2] Cities & Urbanism I: From Polis to Madīna 12 items
    1. (A) Changing Urban Forms in Bilād al-Shām 6 items
      1. Chp. 5 – Towns, Cities and Palaces - Milwright, M.

        Chapter 

      2. The camel and the wheel - Bulliet, Richard W. 1975

        Book 

      3. Early Islamic Syria: an archaeological assessment - Walmsley, Alan 2007

        Book 

    2. (B) The Three Sanctuaries: Mecca, Medina & Jerusalem 6 items
      1. The Kaʿba in AD 608 - K.A.C. Cresswell, 1951

        Article  Digitised reading

      2. The ‘House of the Prophet’ and the concept of the mosque - Johns, J.

        Chapter  This reading is digitised in section 1.1.2 (B) above

      3. Chapter 2 – The Mosque - Hillenbrand, R.

        Chapter 

      4. The shape of the holy: early Islamic Jerusalem - Grabar, Oleg, Al-Asad, Mohammad, Nuseibeh, Said, Audeh, Abeer c1996

        Book 

  9. [1.2.3] Production & Exchange in the Indian Ocean World I: AD 500-1000 12 items
    1. (A) The ‘Long’ Late Antiquity, c. 550-750 6 items
      1. Byzantine Maritime Trade with The East (4th - 7th centuries) - Marlia M. Mango 01/01/1996

        Article  Not available online

      2. Late Roman Berenike and its demise - Steven E. Sidebotham

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Sasanian Maritime Trade - Whitehouse, D. & A. Williamson 1973

        Article 

      4. Indo-Roman trade: from pots to pepper - Tomber, R. 2008

        Book 

    2. (B) Muslim Hegemony: From Iraq to Egypt, c. 750-1050 6 items
      1. Chapter 2: Trade routes under the Caliphate - G.F. Hourani, J Carswell

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Mohammed, Charlemagne & the origins of Europe: archaeology and the Pirenne thesis - Hodges, Richard, Whitehouse, David 1983

        Book  Chp. 6 – The Abbasid Caliphate; pp. 123-57

      3. Siraf: A Medieval Port on the Persian Gulf - David Whitehouse Oct., 1970

        Article 

      4. The rise of Islam and the pattern of pre-emporia trade in early Asia - K. N. Chaudhuri 1985

        Chapter 

  10. [1.2.4] Production & Exchange in the Mediterranean World I: AD 500-1000 12 items
    1. (A) The Byzantine Mediterranean, c. 500-800 6 items
      1. Mohammed, Charlemagne & the origins of Europe: archaeology and the Pirenne thesis - Hodges, Richard, Whitehouse, David 1983

        Book  Chp. 3 – The Eastern Mediterranean, 500-850

      2. Trade in the east Mediterranean in the eighth century - P. Armstrong 2009

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, AD 395-600 - Cameron, Averil 1993

        Book  A second (2012) edition is also available.

      4. Mohammed and Charlemagne - Pirenne, Henri, Miall, Bernard, Vercauteren, Fernand, Pirenne, Henri 1992

        Book 

    2. (B) The Muslim Arab Mediterranean, c. 800-1100 6 items
      1. Chapter 14 – Byzantium and the West, 700-900 - M McCormick

        Chapter  Digitised reading

  11. [2.1.1] The Coming of the Turks & Sunnī Revival, AD 1050-1250 12 items
    1. (A) The Origin and Western Migration of the Turks 6 items
      1. Chapter 2: The Kök Turks, the Chinese expansion, and the Arab conquest - S Soucek

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. The steppe peoples in the Islamic world. - Edmund Bosworth

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Chp. 5 – Eastern Islamic Lands - R. Ettinghausen,, O Grabar

        Chapter 

      4. The Art of the Saljugs in Iran and Anatolia - Robert Hillenbran June 1994 (Hardcover)

        Book 

      5. Turks: a journey of a thousand years, 600-1600 - Roxburgh, David J., Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) 2005

        Book 

    2. (B) The Sunnī Revival: Ideology & Material Culture 6 items
      1. The Sunnī Revival - Makdisi, G.

        Chapter 

      2. Chapter 20: A Sunni 'revival'? - Jonathan P. Berkey

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Central Islamic Lands. Part 2. The Saljuqs, Artuqids, Zangids, and Ayyubids in Iraq, Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt - Richard Ettinghausen,

        Chapter  Chp. 6 – Central Islamic Lands. Part 2. The Saljuqs, Artuqids, Zangids, and Ayyubids in in Iraq, Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; pp. 215-65

      4. The transformation of Islamic art during the Sunni revival - Yasser Tabbaa 2001

        Book 

      5. Knowledge and Social Practice in Medieval Damascus, 11901350 (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) - Michael Chamberlain June 27, 2002 (Paperback)

        Book 

  12. [2.1.2] The Mongol Onslaught & Rise of the Persianate World, AD 1250-1500 12 items
    1. (A) The East: Īl-Khānids & Tīmūrids 6 items
      1. The Mughal Emperors - Francis Robinson June 25, 2007 (Hardcover)

        Book  Il Khans, Muzaffarids and Timurids, 1256-1506; pp. 14-73

      2. Medieval Persia, 1040-1797 - Morgan, David 1988

        Book  Chps. 6 to 10 - Īl-Khānids & Tīmūrids; pp. 51-100

      3. Islamic art and architecture - Robert Hillenbrand 1999

        Book  Chp. 5 – The Ilkhanids and Timurids; pp. 196-225

      4. The art and architecture of Islam 1250-1800 - Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom 1994

        Book  Chps. 2 to 5 – Art & Architecture in Iran & Central Asia under the Īl- Khānids & Tīmūrids; pp. 21-69

      5. The legacy of Genghis Khan: and other essays on Russia's identity - Trubet͡skoĭ, Nikolaĭ Sergeevich 1991

        Book 

      6. Timur and the princely vision - Thomas W. Lentz 1989

        Book 

    2. (B) The West: Mamlūks & Beyliks 6 items
      1. Chp. 3 – Anatolia in the Period of the Seljuks and Beyliks - Turan, O.

        Chapter 

      2. The art and architecture of Islam 1250-1800 - Blair, Sheila, Bloom, Jonathan, Ettinghausen, Richard 1994

        Book  Chps. 6 to 8 – Art & Architecture in Egypt, Syria, and Arabia under the Mamluks; pp. 70-113

      3. The art and architecture of Islam 1250-1800 - Blair, Sheila, Bloom, Jonathan, Ettinghausen, Richard 1994

        Book  Chp. 10 – Architecture and the Arts in Anatolia under the Beyliks and Early Ottomans; pp. 132-48

      4. Renaissance of Islam - Esin Atıl 1981

        Book 

  13. [2.1.3] The Eastern Frontier: The Turks in India, AD 1000-1500 12 items
    1. (A) The Rise of Islamic India 6 items
      1. Chapter 2 - The early expansion of Islam in India - A Wink

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Al-Hind : the making of the Indo-Islamic world. Vol. 1 - Andre Wink 1999

        Book  This publication is not held at UCL

      3. Ghaznavid and Ghurid minarets - Ralph Pinder-Wilson

        Article 

      4. Bhadresvar: the oldest Islamic monuments in India - Shokoohy, Mehrdad, Shokoohy, Natalie H., Bayani, Manijeh 1988

        Book 

    2. (B) The Delhi Sultans 6 items
      1. The Sultans of Delhi, 1206-1526 - Francis Robinson

        Chapter 

      2. Chapter 3 – Muslim India: The Delhi Sultanate. - P Jackson

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Chapter 11 – Architecture and the Arts in India under the Sultanates - S Blair, J Bloom

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. Sultanate architecture of pre-Mughal India - Elizabeth Schotten Merklinger 2005

        Book 

  14. [2.1.4] The Western Frontier: The Berbers in Spain, AD 1000-1500 16 items
    1. (A) The Taifa Kingdoms, Almoravids & Almohads 10 items
      1. The party kings: Cats puffed up to look like lions. - R Fletcher

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. The Moroccan fundamentalists. - R Fletcher

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Chapter 6: The Taifa kingdoms - H Kennedy

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. [Section of] Chapter 7: The Empire of the Almoravids - Hugh Kennedy

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      5. Chapter 8: The second Taifas - H Kennedy

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      6. Chapter 9: The Early Almohad Caliphate - H Kennedy

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      7. Chapter 7 – The Muslim West. - R Hillenbrand

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      8. Chapter 7 – Western Islamic Lands. - R Ettinghausen, O Grabar

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      9. al-Andalus: the art of Islamic Spain - Dodds, Jerrilynn Denise, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Patronato de la Alhambra (Granada, Spain) 1992

        Book 

      10. Islamic arts from Spain - Mariam Rosser-Owen 2010

        Book 

    2. (B) The Naṣirids of Granada & the Alhambra 6 items
      1. Chapter 8: Nasrid Granada. - R Fletcher

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Chapter 11 – The Nasrids of Granada. - H Kennedy

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. The Alhambra - Irwin, Robert 2004

        Book 

      4. Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500 - Harvey, L. P. 1990

        Book 

  15. [2.2.1] Landscape & Settlement in Bilād al-Shām II, AD 1000-150 12 items
    1. (A) The Crusaders States & Cilician Armenia 6 items
      1. The Crusades: a very short introduction - Tyerman, Christopher 2005

        Book 

      2. The Crusader states and their neighbours, 1098-1291 - Holt, P. M. 2004

        Book 

    2. (B) Town & Country in Medieval Syria 6 items
  16. [2.2.2] Cities & Urbanism II: Medieval Cairo 12 items
    1. (A) From the Muslim Conquest to the Early Fāṭimids, AD 642-1060s 6 items
      1. Cairo - A.J. Wensinck, et al

        Chapter  e-book

      2. Part 1: Foundations (642-1250). - A Raymond

        Chapter 

      3. Fustat expedition: final report - George T. Scanlon, Władysław Kubiak December 1989 (Hardcover)

        Book 

      4. Ritual, politics, and the city in Fatimid Cairo - Paula Sanders 1994

        Book 

    2. (B) From the Later Fāṭimids to Ottoman Conquest, AD 1060s-1517 6 items
      1. Cairo: An Islamic city in the light of the Geniza documents. - S.D. Goitein

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Ayyubid Cairo : a topographical study. - Neil D. MacKenzie 1992

        Book 

      3. Part 2: Medieval Cairo (1250-1517). - A Raymond

        Chapter 

      4. Cairo of the Mamluks - Doris Behrens-Abouseif 2007

        Book 

  17. [2.2.3] Production & Exchange in the Indian Ocean World II, AD 1000-1500 12 items
    1. (A) The Indian Ocean and the Islamic World-System 6 items
      1. Chapter 16: Egypt in the World-System of the Later Middle Ages. - R.S. Humphreys

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. India traders of the Middle Ages: documents from the Cairo Geniza (India book). Part 1. - Goitein, S. D., Friedman, Mordechai Akiva 2008

        Book 

    2. (B) The Swahili Coast 6 items
      1. The East Coast, Madagascar and the Indian Ocean. - N Chittick

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Shanga: the archaeology of a muslim trading community on the coast of East Africa - Horton, Mark, Mudida, Nina, Brown, Helen W., British Institute in Eastern Africa c1996

        Book 

      3. Kilwa: an Islamic trading city on the East African coast - Chittick, H. Neville, British Institute in Eastern Africa 1974

        Book 

      4. The Swahili: the social landscape of a mercantile society - Horton, Mark, Middleton, John 2000

        Book 

  18. [2.2.4] Production & Exchange in the Mediterranean World II, AD 1000-1500 12 items
    1. (A) The Latin Mediterranean & Black Sea, c. 1100-1450 6 items
      1. East meets west in Venice. - R Covington March/April 2008

        Webpage  This article is not available online

      2. Chapter 22a – Muslim trade in the Late Medieval Mediterranean World. - O.R. Constable

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. The decline of the Middle Eastern Trade, 1100-1850 - C Issawi

        Chapter 

      4. The economic decline of the Middle East in the late Middle Ages: An outline. - Eliyahu Ashtor 1981

        Article  This article is not available online. Also to be found in Kedar, B Z (1992) Technology, industry and trade: the Levant versus Europe, 1250-1500.

      5. Alexandrie médiévale - Empereur, J.-Y., Décobert, Christian 1998-2008

        Book 

      6. Céramiques médiévales à Alexandrie. - V François 1999

        Book 

    2. (B) The Ottoman Mediterranean & Black Sea, c. 1450-1750 6 items
      1. Chapter 5 - Ottoman expansion in the Mediterranean - Kate Fleet

        Chapter  This volume is not yet published

      2. Sandy Pylos: an archaeological history from Nestor to Navarino - Alcock, Susan E., Davis, Jack L. 1998

        Book 

  19. [3.1.1] The Rise of the Gunpowder Empires, AD 1450- 15 items
    1. (A) The ‘Classical’ Ottomans & the Ṣafavids 8 items
      1. Chapter 6 – Iran under Safavid Rule - S.A. Quinn

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Chapter 16: The arts under the Ottomans after the conquest of Constantinople - S Blair, J.M. Bloom

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Chapter 12: The arts in Iran under the Safavids and Zands. - S Blair, J Bloom

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. Safavid art and architecture - Sheila R. Canby 2002

        Book 

    2. (B) The Earlier Mughals & Shaybānids 7 items
      1. Chapter 8: India under Mughal rule. - S Dale

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. The Empire of the Great Mughals - Annemarie Schimmel October 2, 2006

        Book 

      3. Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva - Degeorge, Gérard, Chuvin, Pierre c2001

        Book 

  20. [3.1.2] The Decline of the Gunpowder Empires, AD 1700-1900 12 items
    1. (A) The Later Ottomans, Zands & Qajars 6 items
      1. Chapter 5 – Iran to 1919 - A.M. Ansari

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Chapter 19 – Arts and Architecture. - T, Artan

        Chapter 

      3. Ottoman architecture - Doğan Kuban 2010

        Book 

      4. Royal Persian paintings: The Qajar epoch, 1785-1925. London

        Book 

    2. (B) The Later Mughals & Özbeg Khānates 6 items
      1. Chapter 8 – South Asia to 1919 - F Robinson

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Chapter 6 – Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus to 1917 - Adeeb Khalid

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Chapter 18 – Architecture. - G.A. Pugachenkova, et al

        Chapter 

      4. Monuments of Delhi - Maulvi Zafar Hasan 1997

        Book 

      5. Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva - Degeorge, Gérard, Chuvin, Pierre c2001

        Book 

  21. [3.2.1] Cities & Urbanism III: Cairo between the Medieval and the Modern 13 items
    1. (A) Ottoman Cairo, AD 1517-1798 7 items
      1. Chapter 14 - Egypt and Syria under the Ottomans - B Masters

        Chapter 

      2. Part 3: The traditional city (1517-1798). - A Raymond

        Chapter 

    2. (B) Khedival Cairo, AD 1798-1952 6 items
      1. Chapter 2 – Egypt to c. 1919 - K.M. Cuno

        Chapter  Digiised reading

      2. Egypt's belle epoque : Cairo and the age of the Hedonists - Trevor Mostyn 2006

        Book 

      3. Part 4: Contemporary Cairo (1798-1992). - A Raymond

        Chapter 

  22. [3.2.2] Production & Exchange in the Indian Ocean World III: AD 1500-1900 13 items
    1. (A) Europeans & Ottomans in the Indian Ocean 7 items
      1. A history of Portuguese overseas expansion, 1400-1668 - Newitt, M. D. D. 2005

        Book 

      2. The Ottoman age of exploration - Casale, Giancarlo 2010

        Book 

    2. (B) The Omani Maritime Empire, c. 1650-1850 6 items
      1. The Sur of the Batinah. - P.M. Costa 1985

        Article  This article is not available online

      2. Kashf al-Ghumma = Annals of Oman, to 1728 - Sirhạ̄n ibn Saʻīd, Izkawī February 1985 (Hardcover)

        Book 

      3. Chapter 8 – East Africa: The expansion of commerce. - A.C. Unomah, J.B. Webster.

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. History of the Imâms and Seyyids of 'Omân: From A.D. 661-1856 - Hamīd ibn Muhammad Ibn Ruzayq 2010

        Book 

  23. The Empire of Tamerlane - David Morgan

    Chapter Essential Digitised reading

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