Jonathan Berkey
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Jonathan Berkey

Jonathan Porter Berkey is a historian specializing in Islam and the Middle East. He is currently professor of history at Davidson College. He received a bachelor's degree from Williams College, and his doctorate from Princeton University.[1] In 2003 he was given the Albert Hourani Book Award by the Middle Eastern Studies Association for his book The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800.[2]


  • "The Mamluks as Muslims", The Mamluks in Egyptian politics and society, Editors Thomas Philipp, Ulrich Haarmann, Cambridge University Press, 1998, ISBN 978-0-521-59115-7
  • The Transmission of Knowledge in Medieval Cairo: A Social History of Islamic Education, Princeton University Press, 1992, ISBN 978-0-691-03191-0
  • Popular Preaching and Religious Authority in the Medieval Islamic Near East, University of Washington Press, 2001, ISBN 978-0-295-98126-0
  • The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800, Cambridge University Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0-521-58813-3


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