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

Author: 
Janet Afary
Reviewer: 
Setrag Manoukian

Manoukian on Afary, 'Sexual Politics in Modern Iran'


Janet Afary. Sexual Politics in Modern Iran. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xviii + 423 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-89846-1; $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-72708-2.

Reviewed by Setrag Manoukian (Institute of Islamic Studies)
Published on H-Levant (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Wilson C. Jacob

Sentimental Education in the Age of Anxiety: A Tale about Sex in Modern Iran

Author: 
Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh
Reviewer: 
Jasmin Habib

Habib on Kanaaneh, 'Surrounded: Palestinian Soldiers in the Israeli Military'


Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh. Surrounded: Palestinian Soldiers in the Israeli Military. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009. 224 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5858-1.

Reviewed by Jasmin Habib (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo)
Published on H-Levant (November, 2011)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Muḥsin Jāsim Mūsawī
Reviewer: 
Karla Mallette

Mallette on Mūsawī, 'The Islamic Context of The Thousand and One Nights'


Muḥsin Jāsim Mūsawī. The Islamic Context of The Thousand and One Nights. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. x + 334 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14634-0.

Reviewed by Karla Mallette (Dept of Romance Languages, University of Michigan)
Published on H-Levant (September, 2011)
Commissioned by Wilson C. Jacob

Author: 
Ehud R. Toledano
Reviewer: 
Charles Wilkins

Wilkins on Toledano, 'As If Silent and Absent: Bonds of Enslavement in the Islamic Middle East'


Ehud R. Toledano. As If Silent and Absent: Bonds of Enslavement in the Islamic Middle East. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. xi + 273 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-11461-4; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-12618-1.

Reviewed by Charles Wilkins (Department of History, Wake Forest University)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2011)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Paul A. Silverstein
Reviewer: 
Ian Coller

Coller on Dubois, 'Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France' and Silverstein, 'Algeria in France: Transpolitics, Race, and Nation'


Laurent Dubois. Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. xx + 329 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25928-7.Paul A. Silverstein. Algeria in France: Transpolitics, Race, and Nation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. x + 298 pp.

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