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Yucesoy, Hayrettin, "Ancient Imperial Heritage and Islamic Historiography: Al-Dinawari's Secular Perspective," Journal of Global History 2 (2007). (Download pdf here)

Yucesoy, Hayrettin, "Translation as Self-Consciousness: The Abbasid Translation Movement, Ancient Sciences, and Antediluvian Wisdom," Journal of World History 4 (2009), 20, 523-557. (Download pdf here)

Yucesoy, Hayrettin, "Translation as Self-Consciousness: The Abbasid Translation Movement, Ancient Sciences, and Antediluvian Wisdom," Journal of World History 4 (2009), 20, 523-557. (Download pdf here)

Bentley, Jerry H., "Sea and Ocean Basins as Frameworks of Historical Analysis," Geographical Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, Oceans Connect (Apr., 1999), pp. 215-224. (Download pdf here)

Bentley, Jerry H., "Cross-Cultural Interaction and Periodization in World History," The American Historical Review, Vol. 101, No. 3 (Jun., 1996), pp. 749-770. (Download pdf here)

Burke, Edmund III, "Orientalism and World History: Representing Middle Eastern Nationalism and Islamism in the Twentieth Century" University of California eScholarship Repository. (Download pdf here)

Matar, Nabil, “Islam in Britain, 1689-1750.” Journal of British Studies, Vol. 47, No. 2 (April 2008), pp. 284-300. (Download pdf here)

Matar, Nabil, “Europe through Eighteenth-Century Moroccan Eyes." Alif: Travel Literature of Egypt and the Middle East. 26 (2006). (Download pdf here)

Burke, Edmund III, "Towards a Comparative History of the Modern Mediterranean, 1750-1919," Presented to the NEH Forum “Beyond the Golden Age and Decline: The Legacy of Muslim Societies in Global Modernity, 1300-1900” George Mason University, March 14-15, 2011. (Download pdf here)

Saliba, George, "Greek Astronomy and the Medieval Arabic Tradition," American Scientist, Jul/Aug 2002. Vol. 90, Issue 4; p. 360. (Download pdf here)

Hodgson, Marshall G. S., "The Role of Islam in World History," International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr., 1970), pp. 99-123. (Download pdf here)

Einboden, Jeffrey, "The Early American Qur’an: Islamic Scripture
and US Canon," Journal of Qur’anic Studies 11.2 (2009): 1–19. (Download pdf here)

Bulliet, Richard W., "The Crisis of Authority in Islam,” Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2002. (Download pdf here)

Manning, Patrick, Karl Ittmann, Dennis D. Cordell, and Gregory Maddox, eds. "African Population: Projections, 1851-1961,” The Demographics of Empire: The Colonial Order and the Creation of Knowledge. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2010.

Manning, Patrick, "The Problem of Interactions in World History," The American Historical Review, Vol. 101, No. 3 (Jun., 1996), pp. 771-782. (Download pdf here)

Manning, Patrick, Jan Lucassen and Leo Lucassen. Migration History: Multidisciplinary Approaches. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Manning, Patrick and Barry K. Gills. Andre Gunder Frank and Global Development: Visions, Remembrances, and Explorations An edited collection of essays in honor of Andre Gunder Frank. London: Routledge, in press [2011].

Brotton, Jerry. The Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Voll, John O. “Sufi Brotherhoods: Transcultural/Transstate Networks in the Muslim World,” in Jerry H. Bentley, Renate Bridenthal, and Anand A. Yang, eds., Interactions: Transregional Perspectives on World History. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2005, pp. 30-47.

Ho, Engseng. The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Dunn, Ross E. The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Bentley, Jerry H. Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Ben-Dor Benite, Zvi. The Tao of Muhammad: A Cultural History of Muslims in Late Imperial China. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2005.

Bayly, C.A. The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

Abu-Lughod, Janet L. Before European Hegemony: The World System, A.D. 1250-1350. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reid, Anthony. “An ‘Age of Commerce’ in Southeast Asian History.” Modern Asian Studies 24, no. 1 (February 1990): 1-30.

Perlin, Frank. “Growth of Money Economy and Some Questions of Transitions in Late Pre-Colonial India.” Social Scientist 11, no. 10 (October 1983): 27-38.

Islamoglu-Inan, Huri, ed. The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1987.

Green, Molly. “Beyond the Northern Invasion.” Past and Present no. 174 (2002): 42-71.

Gran, Peter. “Modern World History as the Rise of the Rich: A New Paradigm.” History Compass 5, no. 3 (2007): 1026-1049. (Download pdf here)

Sebouh, Aslanian, “The Circulation of Men and Credit: The Role of the Commenda and Family Firm in Julfan Society,” The Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 50, 2 (2007): 124-171.

Sebouh, Aslanian, “The Circulation of Men and Credit: The Role of the Commenda and Family Firm in Julfan Society,” The Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 50, 2 (2007): 124-171.

Voll, John Obert, “Foundations for Renewal and Reform: Islamic Movements in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,” in The Oxford History of Islam, ed. John L. Esposito. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Voll, John Obert, “Islam as a Community of Discourse and a World System,” in The Sage Handbook of Islamic Studies, ed. Akbar Ahmed and Tamara Sonn. London: Sage, 2010. (Download pdf here)

Hodgson, Marshall G. S. The Venture of Islam, volume 2: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods, and volume 3: The Gunpowder Empire and Modern Times. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Eaton, Richard N., Islamic History as Global History. Washington: American Historical Association, 1990.



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