Journal of Levantine Studies (JLS) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, academic journal dedicated to the critical study of the geographical, social, and cultural settings which, in various periods of history, have been known as the "Levant." The journal is published biannually in English in print and online by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
The Editorial Board welcomes scholarly debate on the symbolic and theoretical significance of the Levant as well as on the political, social, and cultural manifestations of reality for the people of the region. The journal looks to publish articles that engage contemporary academic discussions on relevant socio-political topics including (but not limited to) processes of religion and secularization, the construction of memory, literary and linguistic streams, the migration of knowledge and people, consumerism and commercial networks, globalization, and the study of nationality and trans-nationalism.
|The eighth issue of JLS opens with a collective article on the sociology of religion. “Theology of Migration: Toward a Comparative Conceptualization” by Uriya Shavit, Galia Sabar, Andrew Esensten, and Teresa Harings Lavi proposes a theology of migration through an analysis of religious communities with migratory histories and distinguishes between “proactive-adaptive” and “retrospective-adaptive” approaches....|
|Julia Philips Cohen. Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 219 pp.|
|Marc Aymes. A Provincial History of the Ottoman Empire: Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Nineteenth Century. Oxon: Routledge, 2013. 240 pp.|
|Elizabeth F. Thompson. Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. 432 pp.|
|Ronnie Ellenblum. The Collapse of the Eastern Mediterranean: Climate Change and the Decline of the East, 950-1072. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 270 pp.||