Reviews

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)

Seeking Sons of the Souk

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: 
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: 
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: 
Dror Ze'evi
Reviewer: 
Khaled El-Rouayheb

El-Rouayheb on Ze'evi, 'Producing Desire: Changing Sexual Discourse in the Ottoman Middle East, 1500-1900 (Studies on the History of Society and Culture)'

Dror Ze'evi. Producing Desire: Changing Sexual Discourse in the Ottoman Middle East, 1500-1900 (Studies on the History of Society and Culture). Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. xv + 223 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-24564-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-24563-1.

Reviewed by Khaled El-Rouayheb (Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University) Published on H-Levant (June, 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?

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