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

Of Interest: Destruction of Iraqi Antiquities

The deliberate destruction and looting of antiquities in Mosul seems to have reached a crescendo with the release [Feb 26] of videos showing Islamic State militants blowing up pre-Islamic heritage sites and sledgehammering Assyrian monuments and statues:

Sam Hardy's Conflict Antiquities blog: Islamic State has toppled, sledgehammered and jackhammered (drilled out) artefacts in Mosul Museum and at Nineveh

McGill Summer Studies in Greece - Thessaloniki

June 8 - July 5, 2015

Interested in visiting the birthplace of the Young Turk Revolution (and also of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk) and understanding the context of the « Eastern » question and the break-up of the Ottoman empire on site?  In strolling through the streets of one of the most vibrant and monument rich city of the Eastern Mediterranean ?