Middle Eastern Politics

N.J. Dawood, Translator. The Koran. Penguin Classics.
Bernard Lewis. The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years. Touchtone.
Ellen Lust. The Middle East. Sage/CQ Press.
Peter Mansfield. A History of the Middle East. Penguin
Vali Nasr. The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future. W.W. Norton
David Waines. An Introduction to Islam. Cambridge University Press.

1 / Introduction to the Class
David Waines (2007) "The heartlands and beyond" and "Issues in contemporary Islam"  In An Introduction to Islam.
2 / Modernization, Nationalism, and Fundamentalism
David Waines (2007) "The heartlands and beyond" and "Issues in contemporary Islam"  In An Introduction to Islam.
Mansfield (Chapter 10 – “The Second World War and Its Aftermath”)
Eric Martin E. Marty (1992) “Fundamentals of Fundamentalism” in Lawrence Kaplan (editor) Fundamentalism in the Comparative Perspective
Emmanuel Sivan (1992) “The Islamic Resurgence: Civil Society Strikes Back” in Lawrence Kaplan (editor) Fundamentalism in the Comparative Perspective. 
G.E. Zuelow “What is Nationalism?” The Nationalism Projecthttp://www.nationalismproject.org/what.htm
3 / Defining the Middle East as a Region
Lust (Gaspar’s Chapter 1 – "The Making of the Modern Middle East," Moghadam and Decker’s Chapter 2 – "Social Change in the Middle East," Cammett’s Chapter 3 – "The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East," Lust’s Chapter 4 – "Institutions and Governance," and Jamal’s Chapter 5 – "Actors, Public Opinion, and Participation"
4 / Identity in the Middle East
4.1 / Nationality
Steve Tamari “Who Are the Arabs?” The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies - Georgetown University. 
Sabbah Gazzawih (1992) “The Arabic Language” The Arab World In the Classroom. The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies – Georgetown University.
Alan Palmer (1994) “Prologue: Ottomans Triumphant.” The Decline & Fall of the Ottoman Empire. Barnes & Noble Books & Campbell Thompson & McLaughlin, Ltd.
“Iranian Languages and Scripts.” The Encyclopedia Iranica. Columbia University. 
“The Peoples of Iran: A General Survey.” The Encyclopedia Iranica. Columbia University. 
4.2 / Islam
Lewis (Part III – “The Dawn and Noon of Islam”)
Mansfield (Chapter 1 – “Introduction: from Ancient to Modern”)
Waines (Chapter 1 – “’There is No God But Allah . . .’” & Chapter 2 – “Tradition in the Making”)
The Holy Koran
4.3 / Shi’a Islam
Nasr (Chapter 1 – “The Other Islam” & Chapter 2 – “The Making of Shia Politics”)
Waines (Chapter 6 – “The Way of the Imams”)
4.4 / Sufi Islam
Omar Khayaam (translated 1859) The Rubayyat. http://www.sacred-texts.com/isl/khayyam.txt
Waines (Chapter 5 – “The Way of the Sufi”)
4.5 / Principles of Islamic Political-Economics and Law
Farooq A. Hassan (1982) “The Sources of Islamic Law.” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (American Society of International Law. 76/April (65-75) 
Lewis (Chapter 8 – “The State,” Chapter 9 – “The Economy,” Chapter 10 – “The Elites,” Chapter 11 – “The Commonality,” & Chapter 12 – “Religion and Law”)
Waines (Chapter 3 – “Divine Will and the Law”)
5 / The Emergence of the Modern Middle East
5.1 / Decline of the Traditional Empires, Early Radical Modernization, and the Rise of European Hegemony
Lewis (Part IV – “Cross-Sections” and Part V – “The Challenge of Modernity” Chapters 14-18)
Lust (Gasper’s Chapter 1 – “The Making of the Modern Middle East,” Moghadam and Decker’s Chapter 2 – “Social Change in the Middle East,” and Cammett’s Chapter 3 – “The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East”)
Mansfield (Chapter 2 – “Islam on the Defensive, 1800-,” Chapter 3 – “Muhammad Ali’s Egypt: Ottoman Rival,” Chapter 4 – “The Struggle for Reform, 1840-1900,” Chapter 5 – “Britain in Egypt, 1882-1914,” Chapter 6 – “Turks and Arabs,” Chapter 7 – “The Persian Factor,” Chapter 8 – “The Sick Man Dies: 1918,” and Chapter 9 – “The Anglo-French Interregnum, 1918-1939”
5.2 / Zionism and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
William L. Cleveland and Martin Bunton (2009) A History of the Modern Middle East. (Chapter 13 – “The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of Israel,” Chapter 17 – “Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s,” and Chapter 23 – “A Peace so Near, a Peace so Far: Israeli-Palestinian Relations Since the 1991 Gulf War”)
Lust (Tessler’s Chapter 6 – “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”)
5.3 / After European Hegemony
Lewis (Chapter 19 – “From Freedom to Freedom”)
Lust (Chapter 3 – “Persian Gulf Conflicts,” Chapter 4 – “Middle Eastern Oil and Gas”) Mansfield (Chapter 11 – “The Entry of the Superpowers and the Nasser Era, 1950-1970,” Chapter 12 – “The Years of Turbulence,” Chapter 13 – “The Inter-war Years: Globalization and Counter Globalization” and Chapter 14 – “Conclusion: Prospects for the Twenty-first Century”)
5.4 / The Iranian Revolution
William L. Cleveland and Martin Bunton (2009) A History of the Modern Middle East. (Chapter 20 – “The Iranian Revolution and the Resurgence of Islam”)
Nasr (Chapter 3 – “The Fading Promise of Nationalism,” Chapter 4 – “Khomeini’s Moment,” and Chapter 5 – “The Battle of Islamic Fundamentalisms”)
5.5 / The Post-Cold War Period
Mansfield – (Chapter 13 – “The Inter-war Years: Globalization and Counter Globalization” and Chapter 14 – “Conclusion: Prospects for the Twenty-first Century”) Nasr (Chapter 6 – “The Tide Turns” and Chapter 7 – “Iraq: The First Arab Shia State”)
6 / Democratic-Republic: The Republic of Turkey
The Constitution of the Republic of Turkey: http://www.byegm.gov.tr/Content.aspx?s=tcotrot
Lust (Eder’s Chapter 24 – “Turkey”)
6 / Long-Standing Anocracy: The Arab Republic of Egypt
Lust (Masoud’s Chapter 10 – “Egypt”)
7 / Emergent Confessional Democracy: The Republic of Lebanon
Lust (Salem’s Chapter 16 – “Lebanon”)
8 / Theocracy/Republic Hybrid: The Islamic Republic of Iran
Lust (Boroujerdi’s Chapter 11 – “Iran”)
9 / Traditional Monarchy: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Lust (Menoret’s Chapter 21 – “Saudi Arabia”)
10 / Monarchical Federation: The United Arab Emirates
Lust (Niethammer’s Chapter 20 – “Persian Gulf States”)
11/ Secular Modern Autocracy: The Syrian Arab Republic
Lust (Hinnebusch’s Chapter 22 – “Syria”)