Reviews

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)

Fundamentalism Updated

Author: 
Colin Imber
Reviewer: 
Renee Worringer

Worringer on Imber, 'The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power'

Colin Imber. The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xiv + 405 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-61386-3; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-333-61387-0.

Reviewed by Renee Worringer (School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, University of Queensland) Published on H-Levant (May, 2004)

Author: 
Douglas Little
Reviewer: 
Kail Ellis

Ellis on Little, 'American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945'

Douglas Little. American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xiv + 407 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2737-6.

Reviewed by Kail Ellis (Villanova University) Published on H-Levant (March, 2004)

American Orientalism

American Orientalism

Author: 
Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh
Reviewer: 
Ellen Fleischmann

Fleischmann on Kanaaneh, 'Birthing the Nation: Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel'

Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh. Birthing the Nation: Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. xvii + 283 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-22944-0; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-22379-0.

Reviewed by Ellen Fleischmann (Department of History, University of Dayton) Published on H-Levant (December, 2003)

Modernity, Nationalism, and Reproduction

Author: 
Yitzhak Nakash
Reviewer: 
Charles M. Brown

Brown on Nakash, 'The Shi'is of Iraq'

Yitzhak Nakash. The Shi'is of Iraq. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2003. xxii + 281 pp. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-11575-7.

Reviewed by Charles M. Brown (Middle East Center, University of Utah) Published on H-Levant (October, 2003)

The Same Bottle in a New Skin

The Same Bottle in a New Skin

Author: 
Amira El-Azhary Sonbol
Reviewer: 
Sally K. Gallagher

Gallagher on Sonbol, 'Women of Jordan: Islam, Labor and the Law'

Amira El-Azhary Sonbol. Women of Jordan: Islam, Labor and the Law. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2003. xi + 300 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-2985-6; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-2964-1.

Reviewed by Sally K. Gallagher (Department of Sociology, Oregon State University) Published on H-Levant (October, 2003)

The Difference between What Is Legal and What Is Real

Author: 
Warwick P.N. Tyler
Reviewer: 
Eric E. Tuten

Tuten on Tyler, 'State Lands and Rural Development in Mandatory Palestine, 1920-1948'

Warwick P.N. Tyler. State Lands and Rural Development in Mandatory Palestine, 1920-1948. Brighton and Portland: Sussex Academic Press, 2001. 260 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-902210-75-9.

Reviewed by Eric E. Tuten (Department of History, Brigham Young University) Published on H-Levant (July, 2003)

State Lands in Mandatory Palestine

State Lands in Mandatory Palestine

Author: 
Jon B. Alterman
Reviewer: 
Terri A. Thomas

Thomas on Alterman, 'Egypt and American Foreign Assistance, 1952-1956: Hopes Dashed'

Jon B. Alterman. Egypt and American Foreign Assistance, 1952-1956: Hopes Dashed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xxiv + 200 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-29621-6.

Reviewed by Terri A. Thomas (Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts) Published on H-Levant (July, 2003)

The Helping Hands or Hidden Hands?

The Helping Hands or Hidden Hands?

Author: 
Jill Beaulieu, Mary Roberts, eds.
Reviewer: 
Caroline Williams

Williams on Beaulieu and Roberts, 'Orientalism's Interlocutors: Painting, Architecture, Photography'

Jill Beaulieu, Mary Roberts, eds. Orientalism's Interlocutors: Painting, Architecture, Photography. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2002. ix + 227 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-2874-2; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-2859-9.

Reviewed by Caroline Williams (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Levant (July, 2003)

Interesting Insights, Variable Worth

Author: 
Kenneth M. Pollack
Reviewer: 
Thomas Scheben

Scheben on Pollack, 'Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991'

Kenneth M. Pollack. Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991. Lawrence: University of Nebraska Press, 2002. xv + 699 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-3733-9.

Reviewed by Thomas Scheben (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Published on H-Levant (June, 2003)

Seeking the Cause of Failure

Seeking the Cause of Failure

Author: 
Eva Etzioni-Halevy
Reviewer: 
Nancy L. Stockdale

Stockdale on Etzioni-Halevy, 'The Divided People: Can Israel's Breakup Be Stopped?'

Eva Etzioni-Halevy. The Divided People: Can Israel's Breakup Be Stopped? Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2002. x + 185 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7391-0325-8; $82.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-0324-1.

Reviewed by Nancy L. Stockdale (Department of History, University of Central Florida) Published on H-Levant (May, 2003)

A Plea For Dialogue and Mutual Respect

Author: 
Meir Hatina
Reviewer: 
Steve Tamari

Tamari on Hatina, 'Islam and Salvation in Palestine'

Meir Hatina. Islam and Salvation in Palestine. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 2001. 180 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-965-224-048-4.

Reviewed by Steve Tamari (Department of Historical Studies, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville) Published on H-Levant (April, 2003)

Origins of the Islamic Turn in Palestinian Politics

Origins of the Islamic Turn in Palestinian Politics

Author: 
Khaled Fahmy
Reviewer: 
Letitia W. Ufford

Ufford on Fahmy, 'All the Pasha's Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army and the Making of Modern Egypt'

Khaled Fahmy. All the Pasha's Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army and the Making of Modern Egypt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xviii + 318 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-56007-8.

Reviewed by Letitia W. Ufford (Princeton Research Forum, Princeton) Published on H-Levant (April, 2003)

Modern Army? Modern State?

Author: 
Ahron Bregman
Reviewer: 
Thomas Scheben

Scheben on Bregman, 'Israel's Wars: A History since 1947'

Ahron Bregman. Israel's Wars: A History since 1947. Second edition. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. 272 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-28716-6; $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-28715-9.

Reviewed by Thomas Scheben (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Published on H-Levant (March, 2003)

Israel At War

Israel At War

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