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Author: Asma Afsaruddin


  • Anderson, Jon W. "Wiring Up: The Internet Difference for Muslim Networks." In Muslim Networks: Medium, Method, Metaphor, Miriam Cooke & Bruce B. Lawrence, eds. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. pp. 252-63.
  • Cleveland, William L. A History of the Modern Middle East. Boulder, Colo: Westview Press, 2004. pp. 222-255.  (A supplemental chronology of Palestinian-Israeli relations is included in the "Study Materials" section of this course.)
  • Cole, Juan. Sacred Space and Holy War: The Politics, Culture and History of Shi'ite Islam. New York: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2002. pp. 189-211.
  • Huntington, Samuel. "The Clash of Civilizations." Foreign Affairs vol. 72, n.3, Summer 1993, pp. 22-49. (In order to obtain subscription access to this article, please visit the Council on Foreign Relations website.)
  • Kamrava, Mehran. The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. pp. 331-358.
  • Mazrui, Ali A., and Mazrui, Alamin M. "Islam and Civilization." In Dialogue of Civilizations: A New Peace Agenda for a New Millennium, Majid Tehranian & David W. Chappell, eds. New York: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2002. pp. 139-160.
  • Schimmel, Annemarie. Islam: An Introduction.  New York: State University of New York Press, 1992. pp. 101-126.
  • Trumpbour, John. "The Clash of Civilizations: Samuel P. Huntington, Bernard Lewis, and the Remaking of the Post-Cold War World Order." In The New Crusades: Constructing the Muslim Enemy, Emran Qureshi &  Michael A. Sells, eds. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. pp. 88-130.
  • Online translation of the Holy Qur'an

 Movies and Videos

  • Edward Said on Orientalism. Dir. and prod. Sut Jhally. Videocassette.
        Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 1998.
  • Islam and Pluralism. Epicflow Production of Channel Four. Videocassette.
        Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1994.
  • The Battle of Algiers. Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, prod. Igor Film. Videocassette.
        New York: Guidance Associates, 1988. 
  • The Five Pillars of Islam. Dir. and prod. Michele Arnaud. Videocassette.
        Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1988.
  • The Glory and the Power: Fighting back fundamentalisms observed. Dir. and prod. Bill    
        Jersey. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1992. 
  • The Islamic City. Dir. and prod. Michele Arnoud. Videocassette.
        Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1988.
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