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: 
Nicholas Noe, ed
Reviewer: 
Joseph Alagha

Alagha on Noe, 'Voice of Hezbollah: The Statements of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah'


Nicholas Noe, ed. Voice of Hezbollah: The Statements of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah. Translated by Ellen Khouri. London: Verso, 2007. ix + 420 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84467-153-3.

Reviewed by Joseph Alagha (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Published on H-Levant (January, 2009)
Commissioned by Kevin W. Martin

Author: 
William F. Tucker
Reviewer: 
Najam Haider

Haider on Tucker, 'Mahdis and Millenarians: Shi'ite Extremists in Early Muslim Iraq'


William F. Tucker. Mahdis and Millenarians: Shi'ite Extremists in Early Muslim Iraq. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xxv + 176 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88384-9.

Reviewed by Najam Haider (Georgetown University)
Published on H-Levant (January, 2009)
Commissioned by Kevin W. Martin

Author: 
Youssef Chaitani
Reviewer: 
Goetz Nordbruch

Nordbruch on Chaitani, 'Post-Colonial Syria and Lebanon: The Decline of Arab Nationalism and the Triumph of the State'


Youssef Chaitani. Post-Colonial Syria and Lebanon: The Decline of Arab Nationalism and the Triumph of the State. London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2007. xiv + 210 pp. $72.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84511-294-3.

Reviewed by Goetz Nordbruch
Published on H-Levant (December, 2008)
Commissioned by Kevin W. Martin

Author: 
Amaney A. Jamal
Reviewer: 
Penny Johnson

Johnson on Jamal, 'Barriers to Democracy: The Other Side of Social Capital in Palestine and the Arab World'


Amaney A. Jamal. Barriers to Democracy: The Other Side of Social Capital in Palestine and the Arab World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. 216 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12727-9.

Reviewed by Penny Johnson
Published on H-Levant (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Kevin W. Martin

Civil Society against Democracy?

Author: 
miriam cooke
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Shannon

Shannon on cooke, 'Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official'


miriam cooke. Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007. vii + 208 pp. Illustrations. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4016-4; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4035-5.

Reviewed by Jonathan Shannon
Published on H-Levant (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Kevin W. Martin

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