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's Announcement: New Article: on the capture of Kessab, Syria

Dear Colleagues,

I recently published my analysis of the capture of the Armenian town of Kessab last month on Jadaliyya. 

"#SaveKessab, #Save Aleppo, and Kim Kardashian: Syria’s Rashomon Effect"






H-Net reviews posted to the web 14 Apr 2014 - 21 Apr 2014

The following reviews were posted to the H-Net web site between
14 Apr 2014 and 21 Apr 2014.

Reviewed for H-Ethnic by Phonshia Nie
    Chong, Sylvia Shin Huey.  _Oriental Obscene: Violence and Racial
    Fantasies in the Vietnam Era, The_.  Durham: Duke University
    Press, 2012.  xiii + 364 pp.  $94.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-4840-5.

Reviewed for H-War by Amanda Boczar

Of Interest: Arab Film Festival Texas, CAMCSI, University of North Texas, May 2-4

The Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute at the University of North Texas invites you to the Second Annual Arab Film Festival Texas! The films featured are award-winning films from Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The program will consist of short films, feature films, and documentaries.