Want to learn more about the monuments, beliefs, and lives of medieval Islam?
Here are Stephennie Mulder’s suggestions for further reading.
Ross Burns, Monuments of Syria: A Guide
Ross Burns also has a website, Monuments of Syria, with a list of recently damaged monuments:
Alain Chenevière, Syria: Cradle of Civilizations
Yasser Tabbaa, Constructions of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo
Najam Haider, Shi’i Islam: an Introduction
Teresa Bernheimer, The Alids: First Family of Islam
Tariq al-Jamil, Power and Knowledge in Medieval Islam
Usama ibn Munqidh: The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades