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: 
Juan Cole
Reviewer: 
Ziad Fahmy

Fahmy on Cole, 'Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East'


Juan Cole. Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Illustrations, maps. xi + 279 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-230-60603-6.

Reviewed by Ziad Fahmy (Assistant Professor, Modern Middle East history, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University)
Published on H-Levant (December, 2009)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Eric Davis
Reviewer: 
Peter Sluglett

Sluglett on Davis, 'Memories of State - Politics, History, and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq'


Eric Davis. Memories of State - Politics, History, and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. 397 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-23546-5.

Reviewed by Peter Sluglett (Professor of History, University of Utah)
Published on H-Levant (December, 2009)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Dina A. Amin
Reviewer: 
Bilal Maanaki

Maanaki on Amin, 'Alfred Farag and Egyptian Theater: The Poetics of Disguise, With Four Short Plays and a Monologue'


Dina A. Amin. Alfred Farag and Egyptian Theater: The Poetics of Disguise, With Four Short Plays and a Monologue. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2008. xxx + 321 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3163-7.

Reviewed by Bilal Maanaki (Indiana University)
Published on H-Levant (November, 2009)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
John T. Chalcraft
Reviewer: 
Max Weiss

Weiss on Chalcraft, 'The Invisible Cage: Syrian Migrant Workers in Lebanon'


John T. Chalcraft. The Invisible Cage: Syrian Migrant Workers in Lebanon. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009. xv + 310 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5825-3; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-5826-0.

Reviewed by Max Weiss
Published on H-Levant (November, 2009)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

The Dark Side of "Brotherly" Love

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