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PhD Comprehensive Exam Reading List

Islam

  • Hodgson, The Venture of Islam , 3 vols. (500×3 pages)
  • Ibn Haldun Mukaddime (1200×2 pages)
  • Muhammad Hamidullah, Intorduction to Islam
  • Albert Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, 400 pages
  • Halil İnalcık, The Ottoman Empire, The Classical Age, 1300-1600 (272 pages).
  • Sharif, A History of Muslim Philosophy 2 vols. (1792 pages)
  • Wael Hallaq, An Introduction to Islamic Law (206 pages)
  • Annemarie Schimmel, Mystical Dimensions of Islam – 480 pages
  • Anthology of Islamic literature : from the rise of Islam to modern times. / introduced and edited by James Kritzeck. — London : Penguin Books, 1964

 

Further Reading:

  • Modern Islamic literature : from 1800 to the present. / with an introduction and commentaries by James Kritzeck. — New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. 310 s. ; 24 cm.
  • Majid Fakhry, Islam Felsefesi Tarihi, Insan yayinlari 440 sayfa
  • Ömer Mahir Alper, Osmanlı Felsefesi (Seçme Metinler), (Klasik Yay, 517 sayfa)
  • Cüneyt Kaya, İslam Felsefesi: Tarih ve Problemler (İSAM, 869 sayfa)
  • Fazlur Rahman, Islam (Ankara okulu yayinlari- 370 sayfa)
  • Bernard G. Weiss, The Spirit of Islamic Law- 232 sayfa
  • Halil İnalcık (2 Cilt) Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’nun Ekonomik ve Sosyal Tarihi – 1200 sayfa
  • Kenneth George, Picturing Islam (2010)
  • Bloom and Blair, Islamic Arts
  • Robert Irwin titled Night and the Horses and the Desert
  • Marilyn Waldman, with Malika Zeghal, “The Islamic World”, a summary of The Venture of Islam in 50 pages; see http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/295765/Islamic-world

 

Methodology:

  • Allawi, Ali. Islam Uygarliginin Buhrani, Efil Yayinevi
  • Hodgson, Marshall G. S. Dunya Tarihini Yeniden Dusunmek, Yonelis Yayinlari, 487 sayfa
  • Sait Halim Paşa, Buhranlarımız
  • Ahmet Davutoğlu, Ben İdraki
  • Aliya İzzetbegovic, Doğu Batı Arasında İslam
  • Ziya Gökalp, Türkleşmek, İslamlaşmak, Muasırlaşmak
  • Said, Orientalism (Introduction)
  • Talal Asad, Sekulerligin Bicimleri (Introduction)
  • Recep Şentürk, Açık Medeniyet,
    İslam Dünyasında Modernleşme ve Toplumbilim (Giriş)
    Türk Düşüncesinin Sosyolojisi: Fıkıhtan Sosyal Bilimlere
  • Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue (Introduction)
  • Armando Salvatore (2009) “Tradition and Modernity within Islamic Civilisation and the West,” in  Muhammad Khalid Masud, Armando Salvatore and Martin van Bruinessen (eds), Islam and Modernity: Key Issues and Debates, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press,
  • Braudel, Uygarlıkların Grameri, Çev. M. Ali Kılıçbay, İmge Yay.,
  • Katzenstein, Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives – 248 sayfa

 

Articles or Book Chapters

  • *Ahmad, Irfan, “Immanent Critique and Islam: Anthropological Reflections,” Anthropological Theory, vol. 11, 2011.
  • Elias, Norbert, “Civilization, State and Bourgeois Society: The Theoretical Contribution of Norbert Elias,” Theory, Culture & Society June 1987/4
  • Johann P. Arnason (2001) Civilizational Patterns and Civilizing Processes, International Sociology, 16(3): 387–405.
  • Johann P. Arnason (2006) “Marshall Hodgson’s Civilizational Analysis of Islam: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives,” in: Johann P. Arnason, Armando Salvatore A, Georg Stauth (eds) Islam in Process: Historical and Civilizational Perspectives, vol. 7, Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam. Bielefeld: Transcript; New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 23-47.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, 11. Ed. 1911, “Civilization”;
  • International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, “Civilization”
  • International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences, “Civilization,
  • Concept and History of”, ve “Civilizational Analysis, History of”
  • DİA, Medeniyet ,
  • Encyclopedia of Social Theory, “Civility” ve “Civilizing Process”,
  • Burawoy, M. (2009) Prologue: Bringing Theory to the Field, The extended case method: Four countries, four decades, four great transformations, and one theoretical tradition. Univ of California Press.(p. xi – xviii, and 1-19. skim and scan also chapter one).
  • Packer, M. (2010). What is Science? The Science of Qualitative Research. Cambridge University Press, P. 17-41
  • Almond, Gabriel A., and Sidney Verba. 1965. The civic culture: political attitudes and democracy in five nations: an analytical study. London: Sage. (Chapter 1, p. 1-44)
  • Durkheim, The Rules of Sociological Method, New York: Free Press, 1964, 34-47, 50-59.

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  • Hughes, C. 2002. Key concepts in Feminist Theory and Research, Sage Publications Ltd. p.151-173
  • Geertz C. (2003) Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture in Lincoln, Y. S., & Denzin, N. K. (Eds.). (2003). Turning points in qualitative research: Tying knots in a handkerchief (Vol. 2). Rowman Altamira. pp. 143-168.
  • Clifford, James 2003 On Ethnographic Authority, in Lincoln, Y. S., & Denzin, N. K. (Eds.). (2003). Turning points in qualitative research: Tying knots in a handkerchief (Vol. 2). Rowman Altamira. pp. 121-139.
  • John Searle (1997) “The Building Blocks of Social Reality” (1-29) and “Creating Institutional Facts”  (31-57) in The Construction of Social Reality, Free Press.
  • Ray R. (2013). “Conell and Postcolonial Sociology” in Go, J. (Ed.). Decentering Social Theory (Vol. 25). Emerald Group Publishing. p. 147-156.
  • Evans, M., Miller A, Hutchinson, P., and Dingwall C. 2014 “Decolonizing Research Practice: Indigenous Methodologies, Aboriginal Methods, and Knowledge/Knowing” in Particia Leavie (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research, Oxford University Press. p. 179- 194
  • Sandoval, C. (2000). Methodology of the Oppressed (Vol. 18). U of Minnesota Press.
  • Kemmis, Stephen, Robin McTaggart, and John Retallick 2014 The Action Research Planner, Springer
  • Gingrich, Andre (2009) “Anthropological Comparison as a Research Method in Arabia: Concepts, Inventory, and a Case Study” in Roger Heacock and Édouard Conte (eds) Critical Research in the Social Sciences: A Transdisciplinary East-West Handbook, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies Birzeit University,  Birzeit – Palestine,  Chp. 3, p.83-107.
  • Carr E.H. 1987 [1961] What is History? Penguin Books

 

Western Civilization: 

  • Robert Bellah, Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age ( sections on Greek and Indian Civilizations)
  • Virgil, Aeneid (Dido and Romus and Romulus sections)
  • Genesis (Old Testament), Sermon on the Mount
  • Augustine, Confessions (Childhood and Monica sections)
  • Dante, Inferno (Canto 28)
  • Cervantes, Don Quixote (The Captive’s Tale)
  • Shakespeare, Hamlet
  • Freud, Bir Yanılsamanın Geleceği Uygarlık ve Hoşnutsuzlukları – Idea yayinevi 146 sayfa
  • Auerbach, Mimesis (Odysseus section)
  • Jakob Burckhardt, İtalya’da Renaissance Kültürü, 2 Cilt, Kültür Bakanlığı Yay. 1974;
  • Jakob Burckhardt, Reflections on History, London  1943 (3. İmpression 1950);
  • Buckle, A History of Civilization in England, 3 Cilt, London 1869;
  • Guizot, General History of Civilization in Europe, New York 1840;
  • Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West, New York 1926;
  • Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas
  • Milton, Paradise Lost,
  • 22- Chakrabarty Avrupa’yı Taşralaştırmak 
Postkolonyal Düşünce ve Tarihsel Farklılık, Bogazici Universitesi Yayinevi (intro)
  • 24-   Timothy Mitchell, Questining Modernity (intro)

 

Further Reading:

  • Goethe, Dr. Faustus,
  • Matthew Arnold, Culture and Anarchy
  • Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas
  • Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Iliad (Book 1)
  • Goethe, Dr. Faustus
  • Matthew Arnold, Culture and Anarchy
  • Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Iliad (Book 1)
  • de Tocqeville, Democracy in America
  • Derrida, Monolingualism of the Other
  • Benjamin, Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
  • Adorno and Horkheimer, The Culture Industry

 

GENERAL FURTHER READING

 

  • Tarif Khalidi, Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994 This book is thought to give the historical
  • Reynold A. Nicholson, A Literary History of the Arabs, 2nd ed. New Delhi: Kitab Bhavan, 2008.
  • John A. Williams, Themes of Islamic Civilization, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971. [Prof. Lawrence has reservations. Marilyn Waldman, set out to provide a more comprehensive and accessible anthology: The Islamic World (1984).]
  • Ira M. Lapidus, İslam Toplumları Tarihi Cilt: 1 Hazreti Muhammed’den 19. Yüzyıla, Iletisim Yayinlari- 785 sayfa
  • Vernon Egger, A History of the Muslim World to 1405: the Making of a Civilization, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
  • Vernon Egger, A History of the Muslim World since 1260: the Making of a Global Community, N.J:  Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
  • Abu Lughod, Janet. Before European Hegemony: The World System, A.D. 1250-1350. By. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989
  • Katzenstein, Peter J. Anglo-America and Its Discontents: Civilizational Identities beyond West and East (Routledge, 2012).
  • Arnason, Johann, Armando Salvatore, Georg Stauth, Islam in Process: Historical and Civilizational Perspectives (Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam vol. 7), (Bielefeld, Transcript/New Brunswick, Transaction, 2007).
  • Delanty, Gerard. Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitan Studies, (New York, Routledge Press, 2012).
  • Masud, Khalid, Armando Salvatore, Martin van Bruinessen. Islam and   Modernity: Key Issues and Debates, (Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • University Press, 2009).
  • Salvatore, Armando, Dale Eickelman. Public Islam and the Common Good, Social, Economic, and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia, vol. 95, ed. Reinhard Schulze, (Leiden, Brill, 2004).
  • Humeira. “Cosmopolitanism, religion and inter-civilizational dialogue,” in Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitan Studies, 198-207, (New York, Routledge Press, 2012).
  • Mas, Ruth.  “Why Critique?” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, vol. 23, No.4 & 5, 2012.

 

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