This section features the texts used consistently throughout the course as well as a list of readings by session. Disscussion questions are available for Ses #2 and Ses #5.
Goody, Jack. Islam in Europe. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780745631936.
Maalouf, Amin. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. New York, NY: Schoken, 1985. ISBN: 9780805240047.
Matar, N. I. In the Lands of the Christians: Arabic Travel Writing in the Seventeenth Century. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002. ISBN: 9780415932288.
Al-Saffar, Muhammad. Disorienting Encounters: Travels of a Moroccan Scholar in France in 1845-1846: The Voyage of Muhammad as-Saffar. Translated and edited by Susan Gilson Miller. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780520074620.
Salih, Tayeb. Season of Migration to the North. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1991. ISBN: 9780435909741.
|1||Middle East, historiographical issues, and geography.|
Discussion: Lockman, Zachary. "In the Beginning." In Contending Visions of the Middle East. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 7-37. ISBN: 9780521629379.
Discussion Questions (PDF)
|Overview, "Islamic Civilization"|
|3||Goody, Jack. "The West's Problem with the East." In The East in the West. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 1-10. ISBN: 9780521556736.|
|4||Berkey, Jonathan. "The Religions of Late Antiquity." In The Formation of Islam. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp. 10-38. ISBN: 9780521588133.|
Discussion: Maalouf, Amin. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Prologue pp. xiii-xvi, pp. 3-55, and pp. 59-81.
Discussion Questions (PDF)
|Islam in Europe: Andalusia|
|6||Goody, Jack. "Introduction," and "Past Encounters." In Islam in Europe. pp. 10-24 (until the end of first paragraph).|
|7||Guichard, Pierre. "The Social History of Muslim Spain." In The Legacy of Muslim Spain. Edited by Salma Khadra Jayyusi. New York, NY: E.J. Brill, 1992, pp. 679-708. ISBN: 9789004095991.|
|8||Discussion: Maalouf, Amin. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. pp. 82-158.|
|Europeans in Islamdom: The Crusades|
|9||Goody, Jack. "Past Encounters." In Islam in Europe. pp. 24-49.|
|10||Discussion: Maalouf, Amin. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. pp. 159-259, epilogue, and discussion.|
|Europe and the Middle East: A Shared Renaissance|
|11||Goody, Jack. "Past Encounters." In Islam in Europe. pp. 49-83.|
Discussion: Brotton, Jerry. "A Global Renaissance." In The Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 33-61. ISBN: 9780192802682.
Dursteller, Eric R. "An Urban Middle Ground." In Venetians in Constantinople. Nation, Identity, and Coexistence in the Early Mediterranean. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006, pp. 151-185. ISBN: 9780801883248.
|Early Modern Age: The House of Osman and the Expansion of the West|
|13||Goody, Jack. "Past Encounters." In Islam in Europe. pp. 83-109.|
|14||Discussion: Matar, N. I. In The Lands of the Christians. Introduction (xiii-xxxviii) and selection of chapters (chapters 1 and 4 [pp. 5-44, 197-214] or chapter 2 [pp.45-111]).|
|The Middle East in the Age of Napoleon's Invasion|
|15||Ayalon, David. "The Historian al-Jabarti and his Background." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 23, no. 2. (1960): 217-249.|
Al-Jabarti, Sheik. Napoleon in Egypt: Al-Jabarti's Chronicle of the French Occupation, 1798. Translated by Schmuel Moreh. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener Publishing, Inc., 1993. Selection (13 pages). ISBN: 9781558760707.
Film: Selections from Chahine, Youssef. Adieu, Bonaparte! Egypt/France, 1985.
|17||Discussion: Matar, N. I. In The Lands of the Christians. Chapter 3, pp. 113-195.|
|Islam and the Middle East in European Thought|
|18||Hourani, Albert. "Islam in European Thought." In Islam in European Thought. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. 32-60 (sections 6 to 11). ISBN: 9780521392136.|
|19||Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1978, pp. 1-9, 31-49. ISBN: 9780394428147. Film: Anderson, Alexandra, and Tariq Ali. A Conversation with Edward Said. 1994.|
|20||Discussion: Saffar, Muhammad. Disorienting Encounters. pp. 3-69.|
|Ethnic Representations in the Nationalist Age|
Goody, Jack. "Bitter Icons and Ethnic Cleansing." In Islam in Europe. pp. 110-132.
Hobsbawm, Eric. "Introduction: Inventing Traditions." In The Invention of Tradition. Edited by E. Hobsbawm and T. Ranger. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1983, pp. 1-14. ISBN: 9780521246453.
Bayly, Susan. "Racial Readings of Empire: Britain, France, and Colonial Modernity in the Mediterranean and Asia." In Modernity & Culture: From the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. Edited by Leila T. Fawaz and C. A. Bayly. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2001, pp. 285-313. ISBN: 9780231114271.
|23||Discussion: Saffar, 1992: 73-150.|
|When Turkey Went West: From Tanzimat to Atatürk|
Zürcher, Erik J. "The Ottoman Legacy of the Turkish Republic." Die Welt des Islams 32 (1992): 237-253.
Kemal, Mustafa. Excerpt.
|25||Discussion: Saffar, Muhammad. Disorienting Encounters. pp. 150-212 (end).|
|Resistance and Independence|
Jankowski, James. "Arab Nationalism in 'Nasserism' and Egyptian State Policy, 1952-1958." In Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab Middle East. Edited by J. Jankowski and I. Gershoni. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1997, pp. 150-167. ISBN: 9780231106955.
Salih, Tayeb. Season of Migration to the North. pp. 1-69.
Films: Selections from Chahine, Youssef. Salah al-Din the Victorious. Egypt, 1964. or,
Fadel, Mohamed. Nasser 56. Egypt, 1996.
|28||Reading: Salih, Tayeb. Season of Migration to the North. pp. 1-69.|
Benin, Joel. "Post-populist Reformation of the Working Class and Peasantry." In Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 114-141. ISBN: 9780521629034.
Humphreys, Michael. "Migrants, Workers and Refugees: The Political Economy of Population Movements in the Middle East." Middle East Report 181, Radical Movements: Migrants, Workers and Refugees (March-April 1993): 2-7.
|30||Discussion: Salih, Tayeb. Season of Migration to the North. pp. 70-169 (end).|
|Islamic Revolution, Terrorism, and Us|
|31||Mirsepassi-Ashtiani, Ali. "The Crisis of Secular Politics and the Rise of Political Islam in Iran." Social Text 38 (Spring 1994): 51-84.|
Russet, Bruce, John Oneal, and Michaelene Cox, "Clash of Civilizations, or Realism and Liberalism Déjà vu? Some Evidence." Journal of Peace and Research 37, no. 5 (September 2000): 583-608.
Abrahamian, Ervand. "The U.S. Media, Huntington and September 11." Middle East Report 223 (Summer 2002): 62-63.
Optional reading as reference to his ideas:
Huntington, Samuel P. "The Clash of Civilizations." Foreign Affairs 72, no. 3 (Summer 1993).
Goody, Jack. "Islam and Terrorism," and "The Taliban, the Bamiyan and Us." Chapters 3 and 4 in Islam in Europe. pp. 146-160 and 133-145.
Film: Frei, Christian. The Giant Buddhas. 2005.
|Final Essays and Oral Presentations|