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.

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CFP: Post-Doctoral Fellowships Program - Arab Council for the Social Sciences

ما زلنا نستقبل الطلبات للدورة الثالثة من برنامج زمالات ما بعد الدكتوراه لغاية 13 يونيو/حزيران 2016

We are still accepting applications for the third cycle of the Postdoctoral Fellowships Program. Deadline: 13 JUNE 2016

Bourses de recherche postdoctorales : Appel à candidature ouvert jusqu’au 13 juin 2016

Keith David Watenpaugh
Lori Allen

Allen on Watenpaugh, 'Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism'

Keith David Watenpaugh. Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015. 272 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-27932-2; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27930-8.

Reviewed by Lori Allen (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Published on H-Levant (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Laila Parsons