Reviews

Author: 
Robert Rabil
Reviewer: 
Ray Hinnebusch

Hinnebusch on Rabil, 'Syria, the United States, and the War on Terror in the Middle East'


Robert Rabil. Syria, the United States, and the War on Terror in the Middle East. Westport: Praeger, 2006. xxvi + 289 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-275-99015-2.

Reviewed by Ray Hinnebusch (School of International Relations and Director, Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St. Andrews)
Published on H-Levant (October, 2007)

Author: 
Iris Agmon
Reviewer: 
Amy A. Kallander

Kallander on Agmon, 'Family and Court: Legal Culture and Modernity in Late Ottoman Palestine'


Iris Agmon. Family and Court: Legal Culture and Modernity in Late Ottoman Palestine. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2006. xxiii + 264 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3062-3.

Reviewed by Amy A. Kallander (Department of History, Syracuse University)
Published on H-Levant (October, 2007)

Author: 
Kimberly Katz
Reviewer: 
Michael Fischbach

Fischbach on Katz, 'Jordanian Jerusalem: Holy Places and National Spaces'


Kimberly Katz. Jordanian Jerusalem: Holy Places and National Spaces. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005. xvi + 150 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2844-6.

Reviewed by Michael Fischbach (Department of History, Randolph-Macon College)
Published on H-Levant (October, 2007)

The Sacred and the Profane

Author: 
Lara Deeb
Reviewer: 
Ussama Makdisi

Makdisi on Deeb, 'An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon'


Lara Deeb. An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi'i Lebanon. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. ix + 263 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-12421-6; $67.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12420-9.

Reviewed by Ussama Makdisi (Department of History, Rice University)
Published on H-Levant (October, 2007)

Real Muslims, Real Lives

Author: 
Elise Salem
Reviewer: 
Marilyn Booth

Booth on Salem, 'Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives'


Elise Salem. Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003. xii + 292 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2596-4.

Reviewed by Marilyn Booth (Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies/Program in Comparative and World Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Published on H-Levant (October, 2007)

Author: 
Michael Provence
Reviewer: 
David Commins

Commins on Provence, 'The Great Syrian Revolt And the Rise of Arab Nationalism (Modern Middle East Series)'


Michael Provence. The Great Syrian Revolt And the Rise of Arab Nationalism (Modern Middle East Series). Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005. . $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-292-70680-4; $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-292-70635-4.

Reviewed by David Commins (Department of History, Dickinson College)
Published on H-Levant (October, 2007)

The Druze Fragment Imagines the Nation

Author: 
Joan Busquets, ed.
Reviewer: 
Faedah Totah

Totah on Busquets, 'Aleppo: Rehabilitation of the Old City'


Joan Busquets, ed. Aleppo: Rehabilitation of the Old City. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006. 72 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-935617-84-9.

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

Updating Aleppo

Author: 
Ahmad H. Sa'di, Lila Abu-Lughod, eds.
Reviewer: 
Randa Farah

Farah on Sa'di and Abu-Lughod, 'Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory'


Ahmad H. Sa'di, Lila Abu-Lughod, eds. Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. xii + 356 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-13578-8; $28.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-13579-5.

Reviewed by Randa Farah (Department of Anthropology, University of Western Ontario)
Published on H-Levant (September, 2007)

Author: 
Barbara E. Mann
Reviewer: 
Haim Yacobi

Yacobi on Mann, 'A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv, and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space'


Barbara E. Mann. A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv, and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. 336 S. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5018-9; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-5019-6.

Reviewed by Haim Yacobi (Department of Politics and Government, Ben- Gurion University of the Negev)
Published on H-Levant (August, 2007)

Author: 
Christa Salamandra
Reviewer: 
Nell Gabiam

Gabiam on Salamandra, 'A New Old Damascus: Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria'


Christa Salamandra. A New Old Damascus: Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2004. x + 199 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21722-6; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34467-0.

Reviewed by Nell Gabiam (Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley Privilege and Consumption in the Old City of Damascus)
Published on H-Levant (June, 2007)

Author: 
James L. Gelvin
Reviewer: 
Joel Beinin

Beinin on Gelvin, 'The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War'


James L. Gelvin. The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. x + 294 pp. $22.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-61804-5.

Reviewed by Joel Beinin (Director of Middle East Studies, American University in Cairo)
Published on H-Levant (May, 2007)

Why another History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?

Author: 
Warren Bass
Reviewer: 
J. Ross-Nazzal

Ross-Nazzal on Bass, 'Support Any Friend: Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance' and Warren Bass, 'Support Any Friend: Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance'


Warren Bass. Support Any Friend: Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. 336 S. £18.99 (gebunden), ISBN 978-0-19-516580-7; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-517750-3.Warren Bass. Support Any Friend: Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. 336 pp.

Author: 
Barry Rubin
Reviewer: 
John T. Chalcraft

Chalcraft on Rubin, 'Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politics'


Barry Rubin. Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. 178 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4039-6156-3; $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4039-6074-0.

Reviewed by John T. Chalcraft (Edinburgh University)
Published on H-Levant (January, 2005)

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