Armstrong, Islam: A Short History (Random House, 2000)
William H. O'Neill described this book in the New York Times Book
Review as "a valuable corrective to the hostile caricatures of
Islam that circulate in the English-speaking world."
L. Esposito, The Oxford History of Islam (Oxford University
16 leading scholars survey recent scholarship on Islam.
Islam: The Straight Path (3rd edition, Oxford University Press,
Islam and Democracy (Oxford University Press).
S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom, The Art and Architecture of Islam:
1250-1800 (Yale University Press)
Ettinghausen and Oleg Grabar, The Art and Architecture of Islam:
650-1250 (Yale University Press)
L. Esposito, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? (Oxford University
Nikki R. Keddie describes this book in the New York Times Book Review
as "a good summary of 20th-century Islamic political movements
in many countries."
Hoffman, Inside Terrorism (Columbia University Press, 1999)
Maalouf, In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong
The distinguished Lebanese novelist examines how various kinds of
identity have given rise to violence.
Reich, ed., Origins of Terrorism: Psychologies, Ideologies, Theologies,
States of Mind (Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1998)
David F. Musto writes: " I don't know of another book which has
the sweep of this one, the illustrative detail, and the welcome, refreshing
recognition that there is no neat explanation for terrorism."
Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William J. Broad, Germs: Biological
Weapons and America's Secret War (2001)
Bodansky, bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America (Random
Reeve, The New Jackals: Ramzi Youself, Osama bin Laden, and the
Future of Terrorism (Northeastern University Press, 1999)
Religion and Terror
Juergensmeyer, Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious
Violence (University of California Press, 2001)
Named the Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Book of 2000, this is
the first comparative study of religious terrorism.
K. Cooley, Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America, and International
Terrorism (Pluto Press, 2000)
By an ABC correspondent.
Rashid, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central
Asia (Yale University Press, 2001)
Fred Halliday describes this as "an impressive analysis of the
Taliban movement in Afghanistan, of its background and impact on our
country, and the wider regional and political implications of the
Taliban advent power