Reviews

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

Author: 
Ami Pedahzur, Arie Perliger
Reviewer: 
Rebecca L. Torstrick

Torstrick on Pedahzur and Perliger, 'Jewish Terrorism in Israel'


Ami Pedahzur, Arie Perliger. Jewish Terrorism in Israel. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. xv + 243 pp. $29.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15446-8.

Reviewed by Rebecca L. Torstrick (Dept.Sociology and Anthropology, Indiana University South Bend)
Published on H-Levant (March, 2011)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Violence in the Name of God

Author: 
Asʻad Ghanem
Reviewer: 
Osamah Khalil

Khalil on Ghanem, 'Palestinian Politics after Arafat: A Failed National Movement'


Asʻad Ghanem. Palestinian Politics after Arafat: A Failed National Movement. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. x + 208 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35427-3; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22160-5.

Reviewed by Osamah Khalil (History Department, University of California, Berkeley)
Published on H-Levant (January, 2011)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Rachel M. Scott
Reviewer: 
Zeinab Abul-Magd

Abul-Magd on Scott, 'The Challenge of Political Islam: Non-Muslims and the Egyptian State'


Rachel M. Scott. The Challenge of Political Islam: Non-Muslims and the Egyptian State. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010. xiii + 277 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-6905-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-6906-8.

Reviewed by Zeinab Abul-Magd (Assistant Professor of History, Oberlin College)
Published on H-Levant (December, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Sandy Isenstadt, Kishwar Rizvi, eds.
Reviewer: 
Christian A. Hedrick

Hedrick on Isenstadt and Rizvi, 'Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century'


Sandy Isenstadt, Kishwar Rizvi, eds. Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008. x + 303 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98821-4; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98794-1.

Author: 
Sune Haugbolle
Reviewer: 
Melanie S. Tanielian

Tanielian on Haugbolle, 'War and Memory in Lebanon'


Sune Haugbolle. War and Memory in Lebanon. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xiii + 260 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-19902-5.

Reviewed by Melanie S. Tanielian (Doctoral Candidate, History Department, University of California Berkeley)
Published on H-Levant (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab
Reviewer: 
Yoav Di-Capua

Di-Capua on Kassab, 'Contemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspectives'


Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab. Contemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. 512 S. $99.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14488-9; $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14489-6.

Reviewed by Yoav Di-Capua (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Levant (September, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Adam J. Silverstein
Reviewer: 
Najam Haider

Haider on Silverstein, 'Postal Systems in the Pre-Modern Islamic World'


Adam J. Silverstein. Postal Systems in the Pre-Modern Islamic World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xii + 214 pp. $101.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-85868-7.

Reviewed by Najam Haider (Barnard College, Department of Religion)
Published on H-Levant (August, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Kristen Rogheh Ghodsee
Reviewer: 
Isa Blumi

Blumi on Ghodsee, 'Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria'


Kristen Rogheh Ghodsee. Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. xvi + 252 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13954-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-13955-5.

Author: 
Nelida Fuccaro
Reviewer: 
Thomas DeGeorges

DeGeorges on Fuccaro, 'Histories of City and State in the Persian Gulf: Manama since 1800'


Nelida Fuccaro. Histories of City and State in the Persian Gulf: Manama since 1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xvi + 257 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-51435-4.

Reviewed by Thomas DeGeorges (Assistant Professor, History, American University of Sharjah)
Published on H-Levant (July, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Zeynep Çelik
Reviewer: 
G. Carole Woodall

Woodall on Çelik, 'Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-Ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914'


Zeynep Çelik. Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-Ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008. 337 pp. Illustrations. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98779-8.

Reviewed by G. Carole Woodall (Department of History + Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
Published on H-Levant (June, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Benjamin Claude Brower
Reviewer: 
Amal Ghazal

Ghazal on Brower, 'A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902'


Benjamin Claude Brower. A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902. New York: Columbia University Press, c2009. xv + 417 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15492-5; (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-51937-3.

Reviewed by Amal Ghazal (Assistant Professor, Department of History, Dalhousie University)
Published on H-Levant (June, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

Author: 
Matthias B. Lehmann
Reviewer: 
Julia Phillips Cohen

Cohen on Lehmann, 'Ladino Rabbinic Literature and Ottoman Sephardic Culture'


Matthias B. Lehmann. Ladino Rabbinic Literature and Ottoman Sephardic Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. 280 pp. 39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34630-8.

Reviewed by Julia Phillips Cohen (Vanderbilt University)
Published on H-Levant (March, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

King Merodakh's Telegraph: Ottoman Jewish Religious Modernity

Author: 
Gary R. Bunt
Reviewer: 
Sune Haugbolle

Haugbolle on Bunt, 'iMuslims: Rewiring the House of Islam'


Gary R. Bunt. iMuslims: Rewiring the House of Islam. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. 358 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3258-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5966-7.

Reviewed by Sune Haugbolle (Assistant Professor of Arabic, Copenhagen University)
Published on H-Levant (February, 2010)
Commissioned by Amy A. Kallander

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