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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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

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.

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

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