H-Levant is a moderated network for those interested in the scholarly discussion of the modern history and culture of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean. Called "the Levant" in English and "al-mashriq" in Arabic, the region today includes Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan and parts of Turkey. While most of the inhabitants are Arabic-speaking Muslims, there are significant populations of Jews and Christians. And although the peoples of the region are diverse, they possess a shared history stretching back millenia.

Recent Content

ANNC: Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam, volumes 43 (2016) and 44 (2017)

Dear Colleagues,

The Institute of Asian and African Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Max Schloessinger Memorial Foundation are pleased to announce the publication of Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam, volumes 43 (2016) and 44 (2017). 

The tables on content can be found on our website (www.jsai.huji.ac.il) and on (https://huji.academia.edu/TheMaxSchloessingerMemorialFoundation). 

With best wishes,

ANNC: New book on the Arab intellectual history

Dear H-Levant List Members,

I would like to announce the publication of a new book that I have co-edited together with Max Weiss. Arabic Thought beyond the Liberal Age: Towards and Intellectual History of the Nahda (2016) is now available from Cambridge University Press: http://www.cambridge.org/9781107136335 .

A brief description from the publisher’s website: