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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2160: Islamist Movements: From the Muslim Brothers to Al-Qa'ida

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

  1. Abu Rabi’, Ibrahim (ed.). The Contemporary Arab Reader on Political Islam. London: Pluto Press, 2010.
  2. Ashour, Omar. The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements. London; New York: Routledge, 2009.
  3. Atwan, Abdel Bari. The Secret History of al-Qaeda . Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.
  4. Bergan, Peter. The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and al-Qaida. London: Free Press, 2011.
  5. Benin, Joel and Joe Stork (eds.), Political Islam . University of California Press, 1996.
  6. Donohue, John and John L. Esposito. Islam in Transition: Muslim perspectives .Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982.
  7. Esposito, John, Voice of Resurgent Islam . Oxford University Press, 1983.
  8. Hafez, Mohammed, Why Muslims Rebel: Repression and Resistance in the Islamic World . Boulder; London: Lynne Rienner, 2003.
  9. Kepel, Gilles. Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam. Harvard University Press , 2003.
  10. Lia, Brynjar. Artichetct of Global Jihad: The Life of the life of al-Qaida strategist Abu Mus‘al-Suri . London: Hurst & Co., 2007.
  11. Al-Tawil, Camille. Brothers in Arms: the Story of Arab Jihadists. London: Saqi Books, 2011.