Islamic History

Islamic History articles available through history cover a wide area, including the beginnings of Islam under the Prophet Mohammed, the Early Caliphate, the Ummayads and Abbasids, the expansion of Islamic territory, and development of the Islamic religion.

The Arabs and the Perception of Ancient Europe, by Daniela Amaldi – Nations and Nationalities in Historical Perspective (2001)


Teaching Islamic Civilization with Information Technology, by Corinne Blake – Journal for MultiMedia History, Vol.1 (1998)

The ‘Convivencia’ of Jews and Muslims in the High Middle Ages, by Mark R. Cohen – Paper given at Children of Abraham: Trialogue of Civilizations (2007)


From wayfaring elites to local associations: Sufis in Medieval Palestine, by Daphna Ephrat – al-Qantara, Vol 27, No 1 (2006)

The Role of Central Asian Peoples in the Spread of World Religions, by Richard C. Foltz – Interactions: Regional Studies, Global Processes, and Historical Analysis (2001)

Disputed History: Jacob Van Maerlant, Richard Bell, and the “Borrowing” of Christianity in Islam, by Emily Gastineau – Macalester Islam Journal: Vol. 1: 1 (2006)

“The Arabs” in the ecclesiastical historians of the 4th/5th centuries : effects on contemporary Christian-Muslim relations, by David D. Grafton – HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies, vol. 64, no. 1 (2008)


Al-Gazali’s Concept of Prophecy: The Introduction of Avicennan Psychology into As’arite Theology, by Frank Griffel – Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, vol. 14 (2004)

The Evolving Representation of the Early Islamic Empire and Its Religion on Coin Imagery, by Stefan Heidemann – The Qur’an in Context (2010)

Patterns of Cross-Cultural Tolerance and Intolerance in Medieval Christian Depictions of Islam, Muslims, and Mohammad, by Jenn Henry – Macalester Islam Journal: Vol. 1: 1 (2006)


Was Islam Spread by the Sword?, by Hugh Kennedy – Paper given at The Yale Conference on Religion and Violence (February 2008)

From virtue to apocalypse: The understanding of sainthood in a medieval Sufi order, by Richard J. A. McGregor – Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses, Vol.30:2 (2001)

The Idea of the Jihad in Islam before the Crusades, by Roy Parviz Mottahedeh and Ridwan al-Sayyid – The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World (2001)

The conquest of Khūzistān: a historiographical reassessment, by Chase F. Robinson – Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Vol.67:1 (2004)


The Islamic Origins Debate Goes Public, by Peter von Sivers – History Compass, Vol.1 (2004)

Mītham b. Yaḥyā al-Tammār: an Important Figure in Early Shī‘ism, by Khalid Sindawi – Al-Qanṭara, Vol.29:2 (2008)

“Do Prophets Come with a Sword?” Conquest, Empire, and Historical Narrative in the Early Islamic World, by Thomas Sizgorich – The American Historical Review, Vol.112:4 (2007)

The Holy Land, Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Qur’an, Sunnah and other Islamic Literary Sources, by Mustafa Abu Sway – Paper given at Children of Abraham: Trialogue of Civilizations (2007)

Muslim Martyrdom and Quest for Martyrdom in the Crusading Period, by Daniella Talmon-Heller – Al-Masaq, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2002)

Qādīs and the political use of the mazālim jurisdiction under the Abbāsids, by Mathieu Tillier – Public violence in Islamic societies: Power, discipline, and the construction of the public sphere, 7th-19th centuries CE (2009)

Mystic Mythopoiesis of Pre-Islamic Arabic Odes, by Dalia Urbonaitė – Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Vol. 6:2 (2005)

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