Reviews

Author: 
Toufoul Abou-Hodeib
Reviewer: 
Naz Yucel

Yucel on Abou-Hodeib, 'A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut'


Toufoul Abou-Hodeib. A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. 280 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9979-9.

Reviewed by Naz Yucel (George Washington University)
Published on H-Levant (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Ghenwa Hayek

Author: 
Ikram Masmoudi
Reviewer: 
Levi Thompson

Thompson on Masmoudi, 'War and Occupation in Iraqi Fiction'


Ikram Masmoudi. War and Occupation in Iraqi Fiction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. 256 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-9655-0.

Reviewed by Levi Thompson (UCLA)
Published on H-Levant (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Ghenwa Hayek

Ikram Masmoudi Gives Voice to Iraqi War Narratives

Author: 
Keith David Watenpaugh
Reviewer: 
Lori Allen

Allen on Watenpaugh, 'Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism'


Keith David Watenpaugh. Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015. 272 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-27932-2; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27930-8.

Reviewed by Lori Allen (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Published on H-Levant (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Laila Parsons

Author: 
Zeina Maasri
Reviewer: 
Nadine Sinno

Sinno on Maasri, 'Off the Wall: Political Posters of the Lebanese Civil War'


Zeina Maasri. Off the Wall: Political Posters of the Lebanese Civil War. London: I. B. Tauris, 2008. Illustrations. 168 pp. $33.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84511-951-5.

Reviewed by Nadine Sinno (Virginia Tech)
Published on H-Levant (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Ghenwa Hayek

Author: 
Kamran Rastegar
Reviewer: 
Zeina G. Halabi

Halabi on Rastegar, 'Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East'


Kamran Rastegar. Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 248 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-939017-5; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-939016-8.

Reviewed by Zeina G. Halabi (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Ghenwa Hayek

Specters of Postcolonial Traumas

Author: 
Syrine Hout
Reviewer: 
Omar Zahzah

Zahzah on Hout, 'Postwar Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora'


Syrine Hout. Postwar Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora. Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature Series. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012. 259 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-4342-4.

Reviewed by Omar Zahzah (UCLA)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Ghenwa Hayek

At Home in Diaspora: Mapping Affiliation in Syrine Hout's Postwar Anglophone Lebanese Fiction

Author: 
Stefan Winter
Reviewer: 
James Grehan

Grehan on Winter, 'The Shiites of Lebanon under Ottoman Rule, 1516-1788'


Stefan Winter. The Shiites of Lebanon under Ottoman Rule, 1516-1788. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xii + 204 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-76584-8.

Reviewed by James Grehan
Published on H-Levant (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Laila Parsons

Author: 
Andrea Stanton
Reviewer: 
Martin Bunton

Bunton on Andrea Stanton, 'This Is Jerusalem Calling: State Radio in Mandate Palestine'


Andrea Stanton. This Is Jerusalem Calling: State Radio in Mandate Palestine. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013. 270 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-292-74749-4.

Reviewed by Martin Bunton (University of Victoria)
Published on H-Levant (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Laila Parsons

Author: 
Setrag Manoukian
Reviewer: 
Derek Mancini-Lander

Mancini-Lander on Manoukian, 'City of Knowledge in Twentieth-Century Iran: Shiraz, History and Poetry'


Setrag Manoukian. City of Knowledge in Twentieth-Century Iran: Shiraz, History and Poetry. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2012. xi + 259 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-78328-6; $48.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-138-78944-9.

Reviewed by Derek Mancini-Lander (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Laila Parsons

Author: 
Janet Afary
Reviewer: 
Setrag Manoukian

Manoukian on Afary, 'Sexual Politics in Modern Iran'


Janet Afary. Sexual Politics in Modern Iran. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xviii + 423 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-89846-1; $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-72708-2.

Reviewed by Setrag Manoukian (Institute of Islamic Studies)
Published on H-Levant (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Wilson C. Jacob

Sentimental Education in the Age of Anxiety: A Tale about Sex in Modern Iran

Author: 
Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh
Reviewer: 
Jasmin Habib

Habib on Kanaaneh, 'Surrounded: Palestinian Soldiers in the Israeli Military'


Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh. Surrounded: Palestinian Soldiers in the Israeli Military. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009. 224 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5858-1.

Reviewed by Jasmin Habib (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo)
Published on H-Levant (November, 2011)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Muḥsin Jāsim Mūsawī
Reviewer: 
Karla Mallette

Mallette on Mūsawī, 'The Islamic Context of The Thousand and One Nights'


Muḥsin Jāsim Mūsawī. The Islamic Context of The Thousand and One Nights. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. x + 334 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14634-0.

Reviewed by Karla Mallette (Dept of Romance Languages, University of Michigan)
Published on H-Levant (September, 2011)
Commissioned by Wilson C. Jacob

Author: 
Ehud R. Toledano
Reviewer: 
Charles Wilkins

Wilkins on Toledano, 'As If Silent and Absent: Bonds of Enslavement in the Islamic Middle East'


Ehud R. Toledano. As If Silent and Absent: Bonds of Enslavement in the Islamic Middle East. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. xi + 273 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-11461-4; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-12618-1.

Reviewed by Charles Wilkins (Department of History, Wake Forest University)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2011)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Paul A. Silverstein
Reviewer: 
Ian Coller

Coller on Dubois, 'Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France' and Silverstein, 'Algeria in France: Transpolitics, Race, and Nation'


Laurent Dubois. Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. xx + 329 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25928-7.Paul A. Silverstein. Algeria in France: Transpolitics, Race, and Nation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. x + 298 pp.

Author: 
Ghislaine Lydon
Reviewer: 
Mohamed Hassan Mohamed

Mohamed on Lydon, 'On Trans-Saharan Trails: Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Western Africa'


Ghislaine Lydon. On Trans-Saharan Trails: Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Western Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xxviii + 468 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88724-3.

Reviewed by Mohamed Hassan Mohamed (Department of History, University of Windsor)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2011)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

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