Islamic Studies: History

This Research Guides provides access to resources at Marquette Libraries and on the Internet about the Islam and the Mideast.
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Introduction

This page introduces you to books in our library about the history of Islam, providing samples of different kinds of publications.  If any one book is particularly useful, check the Subject categories in the bibliographic record and then click on one to get similar titles. 

Or go to Oxford Islamic Studies Online.  Click on the Search tab, then on Main Search.  Explore the options to limit your topic under Eras, Topics, and Regions.

Or go to the Advanced Keyword Screen below this one and do a Keyword search on:  history, combined with a Subject search on:  Islam.  You can limit by publication date and language.  To limit the search to Islam in a particular country just add another Subject search and enter the name of the country. 

Here are a few sample searches:
Subject: Islam  Keyword:  "British Empire"
Subject: Islam  Keyword:  crusades
 

MARQCAT Advanced Keyword Search

Please fill in the form, select limits, and click Search

Overviews and Introductions

To find other books similar to these go to the MARQCAT Record and scroll down to Subject on the left.  Click on one of the Subject categories.  Think of them as More Like This buttons.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and General Histories

You can search several encyclopedias about Islam online through Oxford Islamic Studies Online.  Start with the main Search function.  You can refine your searches in several ways.

To find other books similar to these go to the MARQCAT Record and scroll down to Subject on the left.  Click on one of the Subject categories.  Think of them as More Like This buttons.

There are historical dictionaries of many countries.  Try a Title search in MARQCAT using the name of the country you want.

Specialized Scholarly Studies

To find other books similar to these go to the MARQCAT Record and scroll down to Subject on the left.  Click on one of the Subject categories.  Think of them as More Like This buttons.

History in Dispute

History in Dispute is a series of e-books featuring articles by numerous authors on all aspects of their subjects.  A section on a particular dispute will provide essays on either side of a historical controversy, as well as a bibliography and usually a primary source.

Useful for all Topics