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Selected Sources: Islam


  • WEB Islamic History Sourcebook
  • WEB Transmediterrane Geschichte (Transmediterranean History) [Univ of Konstanz] [Internet Archive backup here]
    "Transmediterranean History" is an anthology of sources, with comments, intended to facilitate access to transmediterranean topics and their source documentation for researchers, teachers and interested parties.  The database provides source excerpts in the original and in translation, structured epochally and arranged chronologically. The texts are in original language with side-by-side German translation. Progress is being made in providing English versions." Periods covered are: Before Arab-Islamic Expansion; Aran-Islamic Expansion (7th-9th centuries); New Neighbours (9th-11th centuries); Latin Christian Expansion (11-13th centuries).
    -The site has shifted from a wiki format to a PDF format which supports more authoratative referencing. Although one cannot yet rely on AI translation, the results of Google Translation on the wiki version were quite satisfactory on this site, partly because the German translations are in uncomplicated German. This link takes you to the old wiki version, and this link to the Internet Archive of the wiki version.
  • 2ND Chase F. Robinson: Patricia Crone and the End of Orientalism

Pre-Islamic Arabia
Muhammad and Foundations - to 632 CE
Islamic Expansion and Empire - to 750 CE
The Abbasid Caliphate - after 750 CE
Al-Andalus: Muslim Spain


Muslim Persia
Egypt and North Africa
Muslim Religious Development
The Turks and the Mongols

The Turks - Early Centuries and Central Asia

The Turks - Seljuqs

  • selections

The Mongols


The Turks - Ottomans

NOTES: copyrighted means the text is not available for free distribution. Links to files at other site are indicated by [At some indication of the site name or location]. No indication means that the text file is local. WEB  indicates a link to one of small number of high quality web sites which provide either more texts or an especially valuable overview.

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