H-Net network on the modern history and culture of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.

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H-Levant

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

H-Net reviews posted to the web 14 Apr 2014 - 21 Apr 2014

The following reviews were posted to the H-Net web site between 14 Apr 2014 and 21 Apr 2014. Reviewed for H-Ethnic by Phonshia Nie Chong, Sylvia Shin Huey. _Oriental Obscene: Violence and Racial Fantasies in the Vietnam Era, The_. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. xiii + 364 pp. $94.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-4840-5. http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.php?id=37050 Reviewed for H-War by Amanda Boczar Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth. _American Umpire_. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 442 pp. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-05547-6.

Of Interest: Arab Film Festival Texas, CAMCSI, University of North Texas, May 2-4

The Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute at the University of North Texas invites you to the Second Annual Arab Film Festival Texas! The films featured are award-winning films from Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The program will consist of short films, feature films, and documentaries.

CfP: ASMEA Seventh Annual Conference, Oct 30-Nov 1, 2014

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is currently seeking paper proposals and panel proposals for presentation at the Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference being held October 30 - November 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. 

Call for Papers:

H-Net reviews posted to the web 07 Apr 2014 - 14 Apr 2014

The following reviews were posted to the H-Net web site between 07 Apr 2014 and 14 Apr 2014. Reviewed for H-Asia by Richard V. Simmons Campany, Robert Ford. _Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China_. Honolulu: University of Hawai?i Press, 2012. xix + 300 pp. $65.00, ISBN 978-0-8248-3602- 3. http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.php?id=37812 Reviewed for H-Judaic by Jason Mokhtarian Dolgopolski, Sergey. _Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud, The_. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. xi + 379 pp. $65.00, ISBN 978-0-8232-4492-8.