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: 
Ghislaine Lydon
Reviewer: 
Mohamed Hassan Mohamed

Mohamed on Lydon, 'On Trans-Saharan Trails: Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Western Africa'


Ghislaine Lydon. On Trans-Saharan Trails: Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Western Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xxviii + 468 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88724-3.

Reviewed by Mohamed Hassan Mohamed (Department of History, University of Windsor)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2011)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Ami Pedahzur, Arie Perliger
Reviewer: 
Rebecca L. Torstrick

Torstrick on Pedahzur and Perliger, 'Jewish Terrorism in Israel'


Ami Pedahzur, Arie Perliger. Jewish Terrorism in Israel. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. xv + 243 pp. $29.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15446-8.

Reviewed by Rebecca L. Torstrick (Dept.Sociology and Anthropology, Indiana University South Bend)
Published on H-Levant (March, 2011)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Violence in the Name of God

Author: 
Asʻad Ghanem
Reviewer: 
Osamah Khalil

Khalil on Ghanem, 'Palestinian Politics after Arafat: A Failed National Movement'


Asʻad Ghanem. Palestinian Politics after Arafat: A Failed National Movement. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. x + 208 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35427-3; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22160-5.

Reviewed by Osamah Khalil (History Department, University of California, Berkeley)
Published on H-Levant (January, 2011)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Rachel M. Scott
Reviewer: 
Zeinab Abul-Magd

Abul-Magd on Scott, 'The Challenge of Political Islam: Non-Muslims and the Egyptian State'


Rachel M. Scott. The Challenge of Political Islam: Non-Muslims and the Egyptian State. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010. xiii + 277 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-6905-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-6906-8.

Reviewed by Zeinab Abul-Magd (Assistant Professor of History, Oberlin College)
Published on H-Levant (December, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Sandy Isenstadt, Kishwar Rizvi, eds.
Reviewer: 
Christian A. Hedrick

Hedrick on Isenstadt and Rizvi, 'Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century'


Sandy Isenstadt, Kishwar Rizvi, eds. Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008. x + 303 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98821-4; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98794-1.

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