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Histories of Religion in Colonial Worlds

Course guide for History 301A: "Histories of Religion in Colonial Worlds"

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Primary Sources: Jews & Muslims Diaspora

Records of the Hajj : a Documentary History of the Pilgrimage to Mecca by Rush, A. D. (Editor)10 vols. 1993  Summary 

The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades / extracted and translated from the chronicle of Ibn al-Qualānisī by H. A. R. Gibb

Arab Historians of the Crusades / selected and translated from the Arabic sources by Francesco Gabrieli ; translated from the Italian by E. J. Costello

The Conflict of the Church and the Synagogue: a Study of the Origins of Antisemitism by Parkes, James 

A Mediterranean Society: the Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza by Goitein, S.D.

Ancient Aramaic and Hebrew letters by Lindenberger, James M., Richards, Kent Harold,


The Jews in Western Europe, 1400-1600 [electronic resource] / translated and edited by John Edwards

 Europe through Arab eyes, 1578-1727 / Nabil Matar.

 Jewish questions : responsa on Sephardic life in the early modern period / Matt Goldish.

Medieval Iberia : readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish  sources / edited by Olivia Remie Constable.

 Chronicles from Gonja : a tradition of West African Muslim historiography / Ivor Wilks, Nehemia Levtzion, and Bruce M. Haight ; Arabic texts edited and translated by Nehemia Levtzion.

Judaism in practice : from the Middle Ages through the early modern period / Lawrence Fine, editor.

Afro-Latino Experience


Afro-Latino voices : narratives from the early modern Ibero-Atlantic world, 1550-1812 / edited by Kathryn Joy McKnight and Leo J. Garofalo.

E-book collections

Other book catalogs

Religious Tolerance in Latin American Colonies

Click on the book jacket to get to the WU Catalog record of this example of religious coexistence in the colonial experience of Latin America.