Reviews

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

Author: 
Sandra M. Sufian
Reviewer: 
Nancy Gallagher

Gallagher on Sufian, 'Healing the Land and the Nation: Malaria and the Zionist Project in Palestine, 1920-1947'


Sandra M. Sufian. Healing the Land and the Nation: Malaria and the Zionist Project in Palestine, 1920-1947. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xviii + 385 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-77935-5.

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

Author: 
David W. Lesch
Reviewer: 
Curtis Ryan

Ryan on Lesch, 'New Lion of Damascus, The: Bashar Al-Asad and Modern Syria'


David W. Lesch. New Lion of Damascus, The: Bashar Al-Asad and Modern Syria. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. 320 pp. Photographs, map. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-10991-7.

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

Same as the Old Boss? Bashar al-Asad and Modern Syria

Author: 
Jonathan Holt Shannon
Reviewer: 
Christa Salamandra

Salamandra on Shannon, 'Among the Jasmine Trees: Music and Modernity in Contemporary Syria'


Jonathan Holt Shannon. Among the Jasmine Trees: Music and Modernity in Contemporary Syria. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2006. 288 pp.p Illustrations. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8195-6798-7.

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

A Sentimental Modernity

Author: 
Frances Hasso
Reviewer: 
Kimberly Katz

Katz on Hasso, 'Resistance, Repression, and Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan'


Frances Hasso. Resistance, Repression, and Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005. ix + 231 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-3087-6.

Reviewed by Kimberly Katz (Department of History, Towson University)
Published on H-Levant (July, 2008)

Narrating Women's Roles and Resistance in Palestinian Politics

Author: 
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
Reviewer: 
May Farhat

Farhat on Watenpaugh, 'The Image of an Ottoman City: Imperial Architecture and Urban Experience in Aleppo in the 16th and 17th Centuries'


Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh. The Image of an Ottoman City: Imperial Architecture and Urban Experience in Aleppo in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Leiden: Brill, 2004. xxi + 278 pp. $164.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-12454-7.

Reviewed by May Farhat (Department of Fine Arts and Art History, American University of Beirut)
Published on H-Levant (July, 2008)

A City Reshaped

Author: 
Rudolph Peters
Reviewer: 
Kent F. Schull

Schull on Peters, 'Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-first Century'


Rudolph Peters. Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-first Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xi + 219 pp. $30.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-79670-5; $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-79226-4.

Reviewed by Kent F. Schull (Department of History, University of Memphis)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2008)

Author: 
Augustus Richard Norton
Reviewer: 
Joseph Alagha

Alagha on Norton, 'Hezbollah: A Short History'


Augustus Richard Norton. Hezbollah: A Short History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. vi + 187 pp. $16.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13124-5.

Reviewed by Joseph Alagha (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2008)

Hizbullah: The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon

Author: 
James Grehan
Reviewer: 
Donald Quataert

Quataert on Grehan, 'Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in 18th-Century Damascus'


James Grehan. Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in 18th-Century Damascus. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006. xvi + 310 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98676-0.

Reviewed by Donald Quataert (Department of History, Binghamton University (SUNY))
Published on H-Levant (April, 2008)

An Early Modern Middle East Consumer Society?

Author: 
Lisa Taraki, ed.
Reviewer: 
Maya Rosenfeld

Rosenfeld on Taraki, 'Living Palestine: Family Survival, Resistance and Mobility under Occupation'


Lisa Taraki, ed. Living Palestine: Family Survival, Resistance and Mobility under Occupation. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2006. xxx + 296 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3107-1.

Reviewed by Maya Rosenfeld (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Published on H-Levant (April, 2008)

Author: 
James A. Tyner
Reviewer: 
Christopher Parker

Parker on Tyner, 'The Business of War: Workers, Warriors, and Hostages in Occupied Iraq'


James A. Tyner. The Business of War: Workers, Warriors, and Hostages in Occupied Iraq. Burlington: Ashgate, 2006. viii + 152 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-4791-1.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker (Ghent University, Belgium)
Published on H-Levant (February, 2008)

What Kind of War Does Neoliberalism Make?

Author: 
Keith David Watenpaugh
Reviewer: 
Eyal Zisser

Zisser on Watenpaugh, 'Being Modern in the Middle East: Revolution, Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Arab Middle Class'


Keith David Watenpaugh. Being Modern in the Middle East: Revolution, Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Arab Middle Class. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. xi + 325 pp. $37.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12169-7.

Reviewed by Eyal Zisser (Department of Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University)
Published on H-Levant (January, 2008)

Author: 
Gerald MacLean
Reviewer: 
Galina Yermolenko

Yermolenko on MacLean, 'The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720'


Gerald MacLean. The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. xxi + 267 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-97364-6.

Reviewed by Galina Yermolenko (Humanities Department, DeSales University)
Published on H-Levant (January, 2008)

Constructing Englishness through Anglo-Ottoman Encounters

Author: 
Gil Eyal
Reviewer: 
Yoav Di-Capua

Di-Capua on Eyal, 'The Disenchantment of the Orient: Expertise in Arab Affairs and the Israeli State'


Gil Eyal. The Disenchantment of the Orient: Expertise in Arab Affairs and the Israeli State. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. xii + 320 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5403-3.

Reviewed by Yoav Di-Capua (Department of History, University of Texas, Austin)
Published on H-Levant (November, 2007)

Is Middle Eastern Studies in Israel a Misguided Endeavor?

Author: 
John Borneman
Reviewer: 
Faedah Totah

Totah on Borneman, 'Syrian Episodes: Sons, Fathers, and an Anthropologist in Aleppo'


John Borneman. Syrian Episodes: Sons, Fathers, and an Anthropologist in Aleppo. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. xxviii + 236 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12887-0.

Reviewed by Faedah Totah (School of World Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University)
Published on H-Levant (November, 2007)

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