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.
|This publication marks the seventh issue of JLS. In 2009, as we were developing the idea of establishing a journal, we were feeling an urgent need to offer a fresh look at the region. Global changes and regional shifts in the balance of power, especially after the regional implications of the US invasion of Iraq, had become evident and gave support to this need to address the region with new tools and terminology......|
|Sean Roberts. Printing a Mediterranean World: Florence, |
Constantinople, and the Renaissance of Geography
I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. 293 pp.
|Marvine Howe. Al-Andalus Rediscovered: Iberia’s New Muslims |
London: Hurst, 2012. 289 pp.
|Neha Vora. Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian Diaspora |
Durham: Duke University Press, 2013. 264 pp.