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 bloody struggle that has raged in Syria for the past year and a half has taken tens of thousands of lives. Media coverage of the uprising has emphasized the support of the 'Alawite ethnic group for the tyrannical rule of the Assad family and their disproportionate share of power......|
|Kais M. Firro |
Metamorphosis of the Nation (al-Umma): The Rise of Arabism and Minorities in Syria and Lebanon, 1850–1940
Benjamin Thomas White
The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: The Politics of Community in French Mandate
|Ebubekir Ceylan |
The Ottoman Origins of Modern Iraq: Political Reform, Modernization and Development in the Nineteenth-Century Middle East (Library of Ottoman Studies)
London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2011, 297 pp.
|Fariba Zarinebaf |
Crime and Punishment in Istanbul, 1700–1800
Berkeley, University of California Press, 2010. 304 pp.
|Deborah A. Starr and Sasson Somekh, eds., |
Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011. 304 pp.