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: 
Sune Haugbolle
Reviewer: 
Melanie S. Tanielian

Tanielian on Haugbolle, 'War and Memory in Lebanon'


Sune Haugbolle. War and Memory in Lebanon. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xiii + 260 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-19902-5.

Reviewed by Melanie S. Tanielian (Doctoral Candidate, History Department, University of California Berkeley)
Published on H-Levant (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab
Reviewer: 
Yoav Di-Capua

Di-Capua on Kassab, 'Contemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspectives'


Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab. Contemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. 512 S. $99.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14488-9; $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14489-6.

Reviewed by Yoav Di-Capua (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Levant (September, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Adam J. Silverstein
Reviewer: 
Najam Haider

Haider on Silverstein, 'Postal Systems in the Pre-Modern Islamic World'


Adam J. Silverstein. Postal Systems in the Pre-Modern Islamic World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xii + 214 pp. $101.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-85868-7.

Reviewed by Najam Haider (Barnard College, Department of Religion)
Published on H-Levant (August, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Kristen Rogheh Ghodsee
Reviewer: 
Isa Blumi

Blumi on Ghodsee, 'Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria'


Kristen Rogheh Ghodsee. Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. xvi + 252 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13954-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-13955-5.

Author: 
Nelida Fuccaro
Reviewer: 
Thomas DeGeorges

DeGeorges on Fuccaro, 'Histories of City and State in the Persian Gulf: Manama since 1800'


Nelida Fuccaro. Histories of City and State in the Persian Gulf: Manama since 1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xvi + 257 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-51435-4.

Reviewed by Thomas DeGeorges (Assistant Professor, History, American University of Sharjah)
Published on H-Levant (July, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

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