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April 19, 2019


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Patrick S. O'Donnell

Should anyone be interested, here is a short list I put together some years ago by way of an introduction to both so-called Islamic economics as well as economics (or political economy) as it exists in what we loosely call the Islamic world.

• Chaudhry, Kiren Aziz. The Price of Wealth: Economies and Institutions in the Middle East. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997.
• El-Gamal, Mahmoud A. Islamic Finance: Law, Economics, and Practice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
• Henry, Clement H. and Robert Springborg. Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
• Issawi, Charles. An Economic History of the Middle East and North Africa. New York: Columbia University Press, 1982.
• Kuran, Timur. Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.
• Mallat, Chibli. The Renewal of Islamic Law: Muhammad Baqer as-Sadr, Najaf and the Shi’i International. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
• Mannan, M.A. Islamic Economics: Theory and Practice. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1987.
• Richards, Alan and John Waterbury. A Political Economy of the Middle East. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2nd ed., 1996.
• as-Sadr, Muhammad Bāqir (Roy Mottahedeh, trans.). Lessons in Islamic Jurisprudence. Oxford, UK: Oneworld, 2003.
• Saeed, Abdullah. Islamic Banking and Interest: A Study of the Prohibition of Ribā and Its Contemporary Interpretation. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2nd ed., 1997.
• Saleh, Nabil. Unlawful Gain and Legitimate Profit in Islamic Law. London: Graham and Trotman, 2nd ed., 1992.
• Tripp, Charles. Islam and the Moral Economy: The Challenge of Capitalism. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
• Warde, Ibrahim. Islamic Finance in the Global Economy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000.

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