Good introductory books about Islam and Middle-Eastern geo-politics?
April 2, 2008 3:21 PM Subscribe
As a student of international relations, I'm trying to acquire a broad understanding of Islam and Middle-Eastern culture. I'm looking for a few books to read in my spare time that touch on these subjects.
posted by aheckler to religion & philosophy (14 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
More specifically, I'd like to read a few books that offer a broad introduction to Islam, Islamic culture, Middle-Eastern geo-politics, and perhaps U.S. foreign policy in that area of the world. They need not be extremely detailed, just well-written, informative, and not too dry. Ideally, the books I'm looking for are similar to this
, but of course much lengthier.
Reza Aslan's No God But God
was recently recommended by a friend, but I want to know what the Hive Mind thinks.