- Note from Founder and Director of NYU Center for Dialogues
- Changing impressions: Muslim Voices: Arts and Ideas
- The Arts of Islam in the Eyes of the West: A Historical View
- Cultural exchanges: viewing history through gifts and commerce
- Gift exchanges: Harun al-Rashid and Charlemagne
- Gift exchanges: Venice and the Ottoman Empire
- Commerce: coins, jewelry, and other goods
- Commerce: twentieth-century changes
- Creative Lives Under Changing Circumstances
- Early Muslim Society
- The Post-Mongol Muslim World
- The Early Modern Muslim World
- The Muslim World in 1900
- The Muslim World Today
- The Arts of Islam: A Brief History
- A. Poetry and Song
- B. Quranic Chant
- C. Calligraphy
- D. Belles Lettres
- E. Music and Dance
- F. Theater
- G. Painting, Sculpture, and Design
- H. Architecture
- Islamic Art Today
- Recommended Further Reading
- Poetry and Prose: Arabic
- Poetry and Prose: Persian
- Poetry and Prose: Turkish
- Poetry and Prose: Urdu
- Quranic Chant
- Music and Song
- Painting and Design
- Theater and Cinema
RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING
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___________. "Tribal Dancing and Yemeni Nationalism." Revue du Monde Musulman et de la Méditerranée. 1993, 67(1), 161–168.
‘Ameri, Azardokht. 2003. “Raqs–e ‘amianeh–ye shahri va raqs–e mowsum be klasik: bar–rasi–ye tatbiqi dar howze–ye Tehran.” Mahour Music Quarterly, No. 20, Summer 2003, 24–28.
And, Metin. 1959. Dances of Anatolian Turkey. NY: Dance Perspectives, number 3.
Berger, Morroe. 1966. “Belly Dance.” Horizon 8 (2), 41–49.
____________. 1961. Curious and Wonderful Gymnastic. NY: Dance Perspectives, #10, Spring 1961.
Choudhury, M. L. Roy. "Music in Islam." Journal of the Asiatic Society. Letters, Volume XXIII, No. 2, 1957: 43–102.
Deaver, Sherri. "Concealment vs. Display: The Modern Saudi Woman." Dance Research Journal. Summer 1978: 14–18.
Doi, Mary Masayo. 2002. Gesture, Gender, Nation: Dance and Social Change in Uzbekistan. Westport, Connecticut: Bergin & Garvey.
Al–Faruqi, Lois Ibsen. 1987. “Dance as a Form of Islamic Expression.” Dance Research Journal. 10/2, 6–17.
Fatemi, Sasan. 2005. “La musique legere urbaine dans la culture iranienne: Réflexions sur les notions de classique et populaire.” Unpublished dissertation. Université Paris X–Nanterre.
Karayanni, Stavros Stavrou. 2004. Dancing Fear & Desire: Race Sexuality, & Imperial Politics in Middle Eastern Dance. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Koepke, Bruce E. H. 2003. “Covert Dance in Afghanistan: A Metaphor for Crisis?” in Mohd Anis Md Nor, editor. Asian Music. Kuala Lampur: Asian Pacific Dance Research Society, 92–107.
Lane, Edward W. 2003 (originally published in 1836). An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern of the Egyptians. Cairo: American University in Cairo.
Mathee, Rudi. 2000. “Prostitutes, Courtesans, and Dancing Girls: Women Entertainers in Safavid Iran.” In Rudi Mathee and Beth Baron, editors. Iran and Beyond: Essays in Middle Eastern History in Honor Nikki R. Keddie. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 121–150.
Öztürkmen, Arzu. 2003. “Modern Dance Alla Turca: Transforming Ottoman Dance in Early Republican Turkey.” Dance Research Journal. 35/1 Summer, 2003, 38–60.
Saleh, Magda. 1998a. “Egypt: Traditional Dance.” International Encyclopedia of Dance, Volume 2, 486–495.
___________. 1998b. “Egypt: Contemporary Dance Companies.” International Encyclopedia of Dance, Volume 2, 495–499.
Shay, Anthony. 2008. Dancing Across Borders: The American Fascination with Exotic Dance Forms. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland & Co.
___________. 2008. “Choreographing Masculinity: Hypermasculine Dance Styles as Invented Tradition in Egypt, Iran, and Uzbekistan.” Dance Chronicle. Volume 31, No. 2.
____________. 2006. “The Male Dancer in the Middle East and Central Asia.” Dance Research Journal. Summer & Winter 2006, 38/ 1 & 2, 137–162.
____________. 2002. Choreographic Politics: State Folk Dance Companies, Representation, and Power. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press.
__________. 1999. Choreophobia: Solo Improvised Dance in the Iranian World. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers.
___________. 1995. "Dance and Non–Dance: Patterned Movement in Iran and Islam." Iranian Studies, volume 28, numbers1–2, Winter/Spring 1995, 61–78.
Shay, Anthony and Barbara Sellers–Young, editors. 2005. Belly Dance: Orientalism, Transnationalism, and Harem Fantasy.Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers.
Van Nieuwkirk, Karen. Trade Like Any Other: Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995.