The New Cambridge History of Islam

Six volume history of Islam edited by Michael Cook

Volume I of The New Cambridge History of Islam

The New Cambridge History of Islam is a six volume history of Islam published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.[1] The general editor is Michael Cook.

The history replaced the original Cambridge History of Islam which was published in 1970.[2] As well as being greatly expanded from the earlier history, which was of two volumes, the new history introduces more thematic sections and covers wider ground by, for instance, a detailed examination of Sufism. It also cautiously questions the narrative of the history of Islam believed by Muslims which it finds lacks reliable textual evidence for the earliest period.[3]


  • Volume 1, The Formation of the Islamic World, Sixth to Eleventh Centuries. Edited by Chase F. Robinson, 2010.
  • Volume 2, The Western Islamic World, Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries. Edited by Maribel Fierro, 2010.
  • Volume 3, The Eastern Islamic World, Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries. Edited by David O. Morgan, Anthony Reid, 2010.
  • Volume 4, Islamic Cultures and Societies to the End of the Eighteenth Century. Edited by Robert Irwin. 2010.
  • Volume 5, The Islamic World in the Age of Western Dominance. Edited by Francis Robinson, 2010.
  • Volume 6, Muslims and Modernity: Culture and Society since 1800.Edited by Robert W. Hefner, 2010.


  1. ^ The New Cambridge History of Islam. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  2. ^ Monumental "New Cambridge History of Islam" Hailed as a Milestone in Islamic Studies. Archived 2016-11-27 at the Wayback Machine Islam Today, 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  3. ^ The New Cambridge History of Islam Ed by Michael Cook et al: review. Noel Malcolm, The Telegraph, 6 February 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
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