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Recommended Readings

Agius, Dionisius and Richard Hitchcock. The Arab Influence in Medieval Europe. Ithaca Press, 1994.

Ahmad, Nafis. Muslim Contribution to Geography. Adam Publishers, 1945/1982.

Al-Daffa, Ali Abdullah. The Muslim Contribution to Mathematics. Croom Helm Ltd.: London, 1977.

Al-Hasan, Ahmad and Donald Hill. Islamic Technology. Cambridge University, 1986.

Arberry, J.J. Islamic Poetry. RoutledgeCurzo, 2001.

Baker, Patricia L. Islamic Textiles. British Museum Press, 1995.

Burckhardt, Titus. Islamic Culture in Spain. Fons Vitae, 1999.

Catlos, Brian. The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims in Catalonia and Aragon, 1050-1300. Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Chejne, A.G. Islamic Spain: Its History and Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1974.

Collins, Roger. Early Medieval Spain. Palgrave Macmillan, 1995.

Constable, Olivia Remie. Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim and Jewish Sources. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.

Constable, Olivia Remie. Trade and Traders in Islamic Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula 900-1500. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Constable, Olivia Remie. Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World: Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Dodds, J., ed. Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1992.

Douglass, Susan L. “Chess and Backgammon.” Beyond A Thousand and One Nights: A Sampler of Literature from Muslim Civilization. Council on Islamic Education, 2000.

Douglass, Susan L. “Clothing and Textiles,” Chapter 7: Leisure, Recreation and Daily Life, World Eras: Rise and Spread of Islam 622-1500. Thomson/Gale, 2002.

Ecker, Heather. Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2004.

Fletcher, Richard. Islamic Spain. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992.

Franzen, Cola. Poems of Arab Andalusia. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1989.

Gerber, Jane S. The Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience. The Free Press, 1992.

Glick, Thomas. Islamic and Christian Spain in the Early Middle Ages. Princeton University Press, July 1979.

Glick, Thomas F. and Helena Kirchner. "Hydraulic Systems and Technologies of Islamic Spain: History and Archaeology," Working with Water in Medieval Europe: Technology and Resource-Use. Paolo Squatriti, ed.  Leiden, 2000. pp. 267-330.

Harvey, L.P. Islamic Spain, 1250-1500. The University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Hayes, John R. ed. The Genius of Arab Civilization: Source of Renaissance. New York and London: New York University Press, 1992.

Donald R. Hill. A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times. London, 1984.

Imamuddin, S. M. Arabic Writing and Arab Libraries. London: TaHa Publishers, 1983.

Irving, Thomas B. Mudejar Crafts in the Americas. Mother Mosque Foundation, 1991.

Jacobs, Michael and Francisco Fernandez. Alhambra. New York: Rizzoli, 2000.

Jayyusi, Salma K. The Legacy of Islamic Spain. 2nd Edition; Brill, 2000.

Krebs, Robert E. Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Greenwood Press, 2004.

Lane-Poole, Stanley. The Story of the Muslims In Spain. Kessinger Publishing, 2007.

Lea, H.C. The Moriscos of Spain: Their Conversion and Expulsion. Franklin, Burt Publisher, 1968.

Lowney, Chris. A Vanished World: Medieval Spain's Golden Age of Enlightenment. Free Press, 2005.

Mack, Rosamond. Bazaar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art, 1300-1600. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002.

Mann, Vivian B.; Glick, Thomas F.; and Dodds, Jeremy D. ed. Convivencia: Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Spain. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1992.

Menocal, María Rosa. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain. Back Bay Books, 2003.

Monroe, James T. Hispano-Arabic Poetry. Gorgias Press, 2004.

Naraghi, Ehsan. “The Islamic Antecedents of the Western Renaissance,” in Diogenes, 44:1,
Spring, 1996.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. Islamic Science: an Illustrated Study. London: World of Islam Festival Publication, 1976.

Nirenberg, David. Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages. Princeton University Press, 1996.

Powell, J.M. ed. Muslims Under Latin Rule, 1100-1300. Princeton University Press, 1990.

Ruggles, Dede Fairchild. Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000.

Ruggles, Dede Fairchild. Islamic Gardens and Landscape. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Saliba, George. Rethinking the Roots of Modern Science: Arabic Scientific Manuscripts in European Libraries, Occasional Paper, Center for Contemporary Arabic Studies, Georgetown University, 1999.

Sanchez, M. ed. The Alhambra and the Generalife. Granada, Spain: M. Sanchez, 1971.

Stanley, Tim. Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Victoria and Albert Museum, London and National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2004.

Tibbetts, Gerard. A Study of the Arabic Texts Containing Material on South-East Asia. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1979.

Turner, Howard. Science in Medieval Islam. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995.

Ullmann, Manfred. Islamic Medicine. Edinburgh University Press, 1997.

Watson, Andrew. Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World: The Diffusion of Crops and Farming Techniques. Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Watt, W. Montgomery and Pierre Cachia. A History of Islamic Spain. Edinburgh University Press, 1996.

Watt, Montgomery W., Influence of Islam on Medieval Europe. New Ed edition; Edinburgh University Press, July 1994.

Yalom, Marilyn. Birth of the Chess Queen: A History. HarperCollins, 2004.

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