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: 
Ilana Feldman
Reviewer: 
Atef Alshaer

Alshaer on Feldman, 'Governing Gaza: Bureaucracy, Authority, and the Work of Rule, 1917-1967'


Ilana Feldman. Governing Gaza: Bureaucracy, Authority, and the Work of Rule, 1917-1967. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008. xii + 324 pp. 84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4222-9; 23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4240-3.

Reviewed by Atef Alshaer (SOAS - Faculty of Languages and Cultures)
Published on H-Levant (October, 2009)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Joseph Andoni Massad
Reviewer: 
Wilson C. Jacob

Jacob on Massad, 'Desiring Arabs'


Joseph Andoni Massad. Desiring Arabs. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xiv + 453 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-50958-7.

Reviewed by Wilson C. Jacob (Concordia)
Published on H-Levant (September, 2009)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Other Inscriptions: Sexual Difference and History Writing between Futures Past and Present

Author: 
Robert I. Rotberg, ed.
Reviewer: 
Marwan Hanania

Hanania on Rotberg, 'Israeli And Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History's Double Helix'


Robert I. Rotberg, ed. Israeli And Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History's Double Helix. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. viii + 283 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34767-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21857-5.

Reviewed by Marwan Hanania
Published on H-Levant (September, 2009)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Nicholas Blanford
Reviewer: 
Hannes Baumann

Baumann on Blanford, 'Killing Mr. Lebanon: The Assassination of Rafik Hariri and Its Impact on the Middle East'


Nicholas Blanford. Killing Mr. Lebanon: The Assassination of Rafik Hariri and Its Impact on the Middle East. I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, 2006. 256 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84511-202-8.

Reviewed by Hannes Baumann (SOAS)
Published on H-Levant (June, 2009)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Rafiq Hariri: A Journalist’s Account of the Billionaire-Politician

Author: 
Peter Wien
Reviewer: 
Christopher Parker

Parker on Wien, 'Iraqi Arab Nationalism: Authoritarian, Totalitarian, and Pro-Fascist Inclinations, 1932-1941'


Peter Wien. Iraqi Arab Nationalism: Authoritarian, Totalitarian, and Pro-Fascist Inclinations, 1932-1941. SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East Series. London: Routledge, 2006. x + 162 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-36858-2.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker (Ghent University, Belgium)
Published on H-Levant (March, 2009)
Commissioned by Kevin W. Martin

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