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Culture and Heritage.............. 2-3
Stanford Briefs.............................. 4
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by David Ohannessian at Khan
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2 CULTURE AND HERITAGE
Heritage and the Cultural The Missing Pages
Struggle for Palestine Feast of Ashes The Modern Life of a
The Life and Art of Medieval Manuscript, from
Chiara De Cesari
David Ohannessian Genocide to Justice
Efforts to reclaim and assert
Sato Moughalian Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
Palestinian heritage differ
significantly from the typical global Feast of Ashes tells the story of The Missing Pages is the biography
cultural project: here it is people’s David Ohannessian, the renowned of a manuscript, the Zeytun
cultural memory and living ceramicist who in 1919 founded the Gospels, that is at once art, sacred
environment, rather than ancient art of Armenian pottery in object, and cultural heritage. Its tale
history and archaeology, that Jerusalem, where his work and that mirrors the story of its scattered
take center stage. Chiara De of his followers is now celebrated as community as Armenians have
Cesari examines Palestinian heritage a local treasure. Ohannessian’s life struggled to redefine themselves after
projects—notably the Hebron encompassed some of the most genocide. Heghnar Watenpaugh
Rehabilitation Committee, Riwaq, tumultuous upheavals of the modern follows the manuscript through
and the Palestinian Museum—and Middle East. Born in an isolated seven centuries, from medieval
the transnational actors, practices, Anatolian mountain village, he Armenia to the killing fields of
and material sites they mobilize to witnessed the rise of violent 1915 Anatolia, the refugee camps
create new quasi-state institutions. nationalism in the waning years of of Aleppo, Ellis Island, and Soviet
Through their rehabilitation the Ottoman Empire, endured arrest Armenia, and ultimately to a Los
of Palestinian heritage, these and deportation in the Armenian Angeles courtroom. Reconstructing
organizations have halted the Genocide, founded a new ceramics a story of unimaginable loss
expansion of Israeli settlements and tradition in Jerusalem under the and resilience, Watenpaugh
given Palestinians opportunities British Mandate, and spent his final uncovers the rich tapestry of an
to rethink and transform state years, uprooted, in Cairo and Beirut. extraordinary artwork and the
functions. Heritage and the Cultural Ohannessian’s life story is revealed by people touched by it.
Struggle for Palestine reveals how his granddaughter Sato Moughalian,
“Heghnar Watenpaugh captures the
the West Bank is home to creative weaving together family narratives everlasting violence of genocide as
experimentation, insurgent agencies, with newly unearthed archival it shears and slices into human lives
and resourceful attempts to reverse findings. Through a personal quest across time and place. Written with
colonial violence—and a model of for the man she never met, we come both erudition and passion, The
how things could be. to understand a universal story of Missing Pages is a labor of love and
migration, survival, and hope. a must-read for anyone concerned
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CULTURE AND HERITAGE 3
Whisper Tapes Living Emergency Justice for Some
Kate Millett in Iran Israel's Permit Regime in the Law and the Question of Palestine
Negar Mottahedeh Occupied West Bank Noura Erakat
Kate Millett was already an icon of Yael Berda Justice for Some offers a new
American feminism when she went In 1991, the Israeli government approach to understanding the
to Iran in 1979. She arrived just introduced emergency legislation Palestinian struggle for freedom,
weeks after the Iranian Revolution, canceling the general exit permit told through the power and
to join Iranian women in marking that allowed Palestinians to enter control of international law.
International Women’s Day. Israel. Today, Israel’s permit regime Focusing on key junctures—from
Intended as a day of celebration, the for Palestinians is one of the the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to
event turned into a week of protests. world’s most extreme and complex present-day wars in Gaza—Noura
Millett, armed with film equipment apparatuses for population Erakat shows how the strategic
and a cassette deck to record management. In Living Emergency, deployment of law has shaped
everything around her, found herself Yael Berda brings readers inside current conditions. Over the past
in the middle of demonstrations the permit regime, and offers century, the law has done more to
for women’s rights and against the a first-hand account of how the advance Israel’s interests than the
mandatory veil. Listening to the Israeli secret service, government, Palestinians’. But, Erakat argues,
revolutionary soundscape of Millett’s and military civil administration this outcome was never inevitable.
audio tapes, Negar Mottahedeh control the Palestinian population. Law is politics, and its meaning
offers a new interpretive guide to and application depend on the
“Living Emergency is a
Revolutionary Iran, its slogans, groundbreaking analysis of the political intervention of states
habits, and women’s movement—a bureaucracy of occupation. And and people alike. Within the law,
movement that, many claim, Millett in Yael Berda, this intricate and change is possible, and
never came to understand. Published obfuscated bureaucracy has met its international law can serve
with the fortieth anniversary of the match: Her meticulous research and the cause of freedom when it is
Iranian Revolution and the women’s brilliant insights call on us all to mobilized in support of a
acknowledge the ways in which the
protests that followed on its heels, political movement.
contemporary rule of officials has
Whisper Tapes re-introduces Millett’s developed across the globe.” “A radical rethinking of the role
historic visit to Iran and lays out the of law and legal advocacy in the
—Eyal Weizman,
nature of her encounter with the University of London struggle for Palestinian rights.
Iranian women’s movement. Brilliant, inspiring, coldly
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4
StanfordBRIEFS POLITICS
Twilight Nationalism For the War Yet to Come Teach for Arabia
Politics of Existence at Life’s End Planning Beirut’s Frontiers American Universities, Liberalism,
Daniel Monterescu and Hiba Bou Akar and Transnational Qatar
Haim Hazan Beirut is a city divided. Following Neha Vora
The official Jewish national tale the Green Line of the civil war, Teach for Arabia offers an
proceeds from exile to redemption today hundreds of such lines ethnographic account of Education
and nation-building, while the dissect the city. Urban planning City, Qatar to consider how American
Palestinians’ is one of a golden age could bring a peaceful future, but branch campuses influence notions
cut short, followed by dispossession with unclear state structures and of identity and citizenship and
and resistance. Twilight Nationalism outsourced public processes, urban contribute to national imaginings of
shares the stories of ten elderly planning has instead become a the future. Neha Vora also confronts
residents of Jaffa—women and men, contest between religious-political mythologies of liberal and illiberal
rich and poor, Muslims, Jews, and organizations and profit-seeking peoples, places, and ideologies that
Christians—to radically deconstruct developers. For the War Yet to have developed around these
these national myths and challenge Come examines urban planning universities. Supporters and
common understandings of in three neighborhoods of detractors alike of branch campuses
belonging and alienation. Daniel Beirut’s southeastern peripheries, have long ignored the imperial
Monterescu and Haim Hazan revealing how these areas have histories of American universities
illuminate how national affiliation been developed to reproduce and the exclusions and inequalities
ultimately gives way to existential poverty, displacement, and urban that continue to animate daily
circumstances. Similarities in violence. Hiba Bou Akar argues academic life. From the vantage point
lives prove to be shaped more by these neighborhoods are arranged of Qatar, Teach for Arabia challenges
socioeconomic class, age, and according to the logic of “the war the assumed mantle of liberalism in
gender than national allegiance. yet to come,” playing on fears and Western institutions and illuminates
This book reveals shared differences, rumors of war, and how people can contribute to
perspectives too long silenced paramilitary strategies to organize decolonized university life and
and new understandings of local everyday life. knowledge production.
community previously lost in “Fascinating, theoretically astute, “A compelling, and personal,
nationalist narratives. and empirically rich, For the account of American campuses in
“A multivocal elegy that is as War Yet to Come enriches our Qatar, one that is as thoughtful as
profound as it is imaginative and understanding of fragile cities in it is thought-provoking.”
nothing short of brilliant.” the Middle East and beyond.” —Kristian Coates Ulrichsen,
—Asef Bayat, University of Illinois, Rice University
—Gershon Shafir,
Urbana-Champaign
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POLITICS 5
Precarious Hope Globalizing Morocco
NOW IN PAPERBACK Migration and the Limits of Transnational Activism and the
Witnesses of the Unseen Belonging in Turkey Post-Colonial State
Seven Years in Guantanamo Ayse Parla David Stenner
Lakhdar Boumediene and There are more than 700,000 David Stenner tells the story of the
Mustafa Ait Idir Bulgaristanlı migrants residing in Moroccan activists who swayed
This searing memoir shares the Turkey. Immigrants from Bulgaria world opinion against the French
trauma and triumphs of Lakhdar who are ethnically Turkish, they and Spanish colonial authorities
Boumediene and Mustafa Ait Idir’s assume certain privileges because to gain independence, and in so
time inside America’s most notorious of these ethnic ties, yet access to doing, contributed to the formation
prison. In 2001, they were arrested citizenship remains dependent on the of international relations during
in Bosnia, wrongly accused of whims of those in power. Through the early Cold War. The Moroccan
participating in a terrorist plot. They vivid accounts of encounters with nationalist movement developed
were sent to Guantanamo Bay the police and state bureaucracy, of social networks that spanned three
and held in outdoor cages as the nostalgic memories of home and continents and engaged supporters
now-infamous prison was built aspirations for a more secure life in from CIA agents, British journalists,
around them. For seven years, they Turkey, Precarious Hope explores the and Asian diplomats to a Coca-Cola
endured torture, harassment, tensions between ethnic privilege manager and a former First Lady.
force-feedings, and beatings. In and economic vulnerability displayed Globalizing Morocco traces how these
2008, the Supreme Court issued a through the hopefulness of migrants. networks helped the nationalists
landmark ruling in their case, Hope is both an act of dignity and achieve independence, and
Boumediene v. Bush, confirming perseverance, as well as a tool of illuminates the fissures in the global
Guantanamo detainees’ the state, reproducing a migration order that allowed the peoples of
constitutional right to challenge regime that categorizes some as Africa and Asia to influence a
their detention. Weeks later, the desirable and others as foreign and hierarchical system whose main
federal judge who heard their case, dispensable. Through the experiences purpose had been to keep them at
stunned by the absence of evidence of the Bulgaristanlı, Precarious Hope the bottom.
against them, ordered their release. speaks to the global predicament in “David Stenner’s sophisticated study
Now living in Europe and rebuilding which increasing numbers of people innovates the conversation on modern
their lives, Lakhdar and Mustafa share are forced to manage both cultivation Middle Eastern and decolonization
a story that every American ought of hope and relentless anxiety within history. A great, well-argued read.”
to know. structures of inequality. —Cyrus Schayegh,
The Graduate Institute, Geneva
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6 POLITICS
Black Power and Palestine Partitions For God or Empire
Transnational Countries of Color A Transnational History Sayyid Fadl and the
Michael R. Fischbach of Twentieth-Century Indian Ocean World
Territorial Separatism Wilson Chacko Jacob
The 1967 Arab–Israeli War rocketed
the question of Israel and Palestine Edited by Arie M. Dubnov Sayyid Fadl, a descendant of the
onto the front pages of American and Laura Robson Prophet Muhammad, led a unique
newspapers. Black Power activists This volume offers the first life—one that spanned much of the
saw Palestinians as a kindred collective history of the concept of nineteenth century and connected
people of color, waging the same partition, tracing its emergence in India, Arabia, and the Ottoman
struggle for freedom and justice as the aftermath of the First World Empire. For God or Empire tells his
themselves. Soon concerns over the War and locating its genealogy in story, part biography and part global
Arab–Israeli conflict spread across the politics of twentieth-century history, as his life and legacy afford a
mainstream black politics and into empire and decolonization. Making singular view on historical shifts of
the heart of the civil rights use of the transnational framework power and sovereignty, religion and
movement itself. Black Power and of the British Empire, contributors politics. Fadl’s travels in worlds seen
Palestine uncovers why so many draw out concrete connections and unseen made for a life that was
African Americans—notably Martin among the cases of Ireland, Pakistan, both unsettled and unsettling. And
Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and and Israel—the mutual influences, through his life, at least two forms
Muhammad Ali, among others— shared personnel, economic of sovereignty—God and empire—
came to support the Palestinians justifications, and material interests become apparent in intersecting
or felt the need to respond to those that propelled the idea of partition global contexts of religion and
who did. The book reveals how forward and resulted in the violent modern state formation. The life
American peoples of color create creation of new post-colonial and afterlives of Sayyid Fadl—which
political strategies, a sense of self, political spaces. In so doing, the takes us from eighteenth- and
and a place within U.S. and volume seeks to move beyond the nineteenth-century Indian Ocean
global communities. nationalist frameworks that served worlds to twenty-first century
“Original and timely, Black Power in the first instance to promote cyberspace—offer a more open-ended
and Palestine offers fascinating partition as a natural phenomenon. global history of sovereignty and a
insight into a vital issue in the more capacious conception of life.
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HISTORY 7
A Vision of Yemen Between Iran and Zion The Holocaust and
The Travels of a European Jewish Histories of North Africa
Orientalist and His Native Guide Twentieth-Century Iran
Edited by Aomar Boum and
A Translation of Hayyim Lior B. Sternfeld Sarah Abrevaya Stein
Habshush’s Travelogue
Drawing on interviews, newspapers, The Holocaust and North Africa
Alan Verskin family stories, autobiographies, and offers the first English-language
In 1869, Hayyim Habshush, a archives, Lior Sternfeld analyzes study of events in North Africa,
Yemeni Jew, accompanied the how Iranian Jews contributed to pushing at the boundaries of
European orientalist Joseph Halévy Iranian nation-building projects. Holocaust Studies and North
on his archaeological tour of Yemen. He considers the shifting reactions African Studies, and suggesting,
Twenty years later, Habshush wrote to Zionism over time, in particular powerfully, that neither is complete
A Vision of Yemen, a vivid account to religious Zionism in the early without the other. The essays
of daily life, religion, and politics. 1900s and political Zionism after in this volume reconstruct the
More than a simple travelogue, it the creation of the state of Israel. implementation of race laws and
is a work of trickster-tales, thick And he investigates the various forced labor across the Maghreb
anthropological descriptions, and groups that constituted the Iranian during World War II and explore
reflections on Jewish–Muslim Jewish community, notably the how the Holocaust ruptured
relations. This edition is the first Jewish communists who became Muslim–Jewish relations, setting the
English translation and includes prominent activists in the left-wing stage for an entirely new post-war
a historical introduction to the circles in the 1950s and the reality. Commentaries by leading
work. The translation maintains revolutionary Jewish organization scholars of Holocaust history reflect
Habshush’s gripping style and rich that participated in the 1979 on why the history of the Holocaust
portrayal of the diverse communities Revolution. The result is a rich and North Africa has been so widely
and cultures of Yemen, offering a account of the vital role of Jews in ignored—and what we have to gain
potent mixture of artful storytelling the social and political fabric of by understanding it in all its nuances.
and cultural criticism, suffused with twentieth-century Iran.
“This fascinating and original volume
humor and empathy. “Lior Sternfeld unearths profoundly challenges inherited
“A masterful translation of Hayyim mesmerizing and previously untold understandings of the Holocaust as
Habshush’s gripping account of his stories to ask important questions a purely European phenomenon.”
travels and a rare and intimate about Jewish identities and offer hope —Joshua Schreier, Vassar College
glimpse into Jewish and Muslim life for a better future to the peoples of the
in the Arabian hinterlands.” region, Jews and Muslims alike.” 360 pages, 2018
—Orit Bashkin, University of Chicago
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8 HISTORY
Jewish Salonica Humanism in Ruins City of Black Gold
Between the Ottoman Empire and Entangled Legacies of the Oil, Ethnicity, and the Making of
Modern Greece Greek-Turkish Population Exchange Modern Kirkuk
Devin E. Naar Aslı Iğsız Arbella Bet-Shlimon
Touted as the “Jerusalem of the The 1923 Greek-Turkish population This book tells a story of oil,
Balkans,” the Mediterranean port city exchange forcibly relocated one and urbanization, and colonialism in
of Salonica was once home to the a half million people: Muslims in Kirkuk—and how these factors
largest Sephardic Jewish community Greece were resettled in Turkey, shaped the identities of Kirkuk’s
in the world. The collapse of the and Greek Orthodox Christians citizens, forming the foundation of
Ottoman Empire and the city’s in Turkey were moved to Greece. an ethnic conflict. In the early 1920s,
incorporation into Greece in 1912 Strikingly, the exchange was when the Iraqi state was formed
provoked a major upheaval that purportedly enacted as a means to under British administration, group
compelled Salonica’s Jews to achieve peace. Humanism in Ruins identities in Kirkuk were fluid. But
reimagine their community and maps the links between liberal as the oil industry fostered colonial
status as citizens of a nation-state. discourses on peace and the legacies power and Baghdad’s influence
Jewish Salonica is the first book to of this forced migration. Aslı Iğsız over Kirkuk, intercommunal
tell the story of this tumultuous weaves together past and present, violence and competing claims
transition through the voices and making visible the effects of the 1923 to the city’s history took hold.
perspectives of Salonican Jews exchange across the ensuing century. Arbella Bet-Shlimon reconstructs
as they forged a new place for Liberal humanism has responded the twentieth-century history of
themselves in Greek society. to segregative policies by calling Kirkuk to question the assumptions
for coexistence and the acceptance about the past underpinning
“Richly documented and a pleasure of cultural diversity. Yet, as Iğsız today’s ethnic divisions. She shows
to read, this study offers a compelling makes clear, liberal humanism itself, how contentious politics in disputed
account of how the Sephardic Jews of
Salonica experienced the transition with its ahistorical emphasis on a areas are not primordial traits of
from being subjects of the multi-ethnic, shared humanity, fails to confront an those regions, but are a modern
multi-religious Ottoman empire to underlying racialized logic. phenomenon tightly bound to the
living as a minority in the Greek “A superb genealogy of cultural policy society and economics of urban life.
nation-state. A must-read for anyone and the politics of culture in Turkey.”
interested in the history of this “A masterful account of Kirkuk.
unique community.” —Yael Navaro, Blending smooth storytelling and
University of Cambridge sharp analysis, Arbella Bet-Shlimon
—Matthias Lehmann, challenges readers to rethink much
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HISTORY AND CULTURE
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HISTORY 9
Ungovernable Life The Lived Nile Desert Borderland
Mandatory Medicine and Environment, Disease, and The Making of Modern Egypt
Statecraft in Iraq Material Colonial Economy and Libya
Omar Dewachi in Egypt Matthew H. Ellis
Since the British Mandate, Iraqi Jennifer Derr Desert Borderland investigates the
governments had invested in The Lived Nile follows the engineers, historical processes that transformed
cultivating Iraq’s medical doctors capitalists, political authorities, and political identity in the easternmost
as agents of statecraft. But in recent laborers who built a new Nile River reaches of the Sahara Desert in the
years, this has been reversed as through the nineteenth and early half century before World War I.
thousands of Iraqi doctors have left twentieth centuries. The river helped Throughout these decades, a
the country in search of security to shape the future of technocratic heightened awareness of distinctive
and careers abroad. Ungovernable knowledge, and the bodies of those Egyptian and Ottoman Libyan
Life presents the untold story of the who inhabited rural communities territorial spheres developed despite
rise and fall of Iraqi “mandatory were transformed through the any clear-cut boundary markers or
medicine”—and of the destruction environmental intimacies of their cartographic evidence. National
of Iraq itself. It illustrates how daily lives. At the root of this territoriality was not imposed;
imperial modes of governance, investigation lies the notion that rather, it developed through a
from the British Mandate to the U.S. the Nile is not a singular entity, complex and multilayered process
interventions, have been contested, but a realm of practice and a set of of negotiation with local groups
maintained, and unraveled through temporally, spatially, and materially motivated by their own local
medicine and healthcare. Omar specific relations that structured conceptions of space, sovereignty,
Dewachi challenges common experiences of colonial economy. and political belonging. By the
accounts of Iraq’s alleged political From the microscopic to the early twentieth century, distinctive
unruliness and ungovernability, regional, the local to the imperial, “Egyptian” and “Libyan” territorial
bringing forth a deeper understanding The Lived Nile recounts the history domains emerged—what would
of how medicine and power shape life. and centrality of the environment ultimately become the modern
“A remarkable and original analysis to questions of politics, knowledge, nation-states of Egypt and Libya.
of the modern history of Iraq through and the lived experience of the “Desert Borderland offers a compelling
its medical institutions and practices, human body itself. challenge to conventional wisdom and
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unraveling of governance under
—Khaled Fahmy,
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10 HISTORY
Khartoum at Night A Taste for Home Mandatory Separation
Fashion and Body Politics in The Modern Middle Class in Religion, Education, and Mass
Imperial Sudan Ottoman Beirut Politics in Palestine
Marie Grace Brown Toufoul Abou-Hodeib Suzanne Schneider
In the first half of the twentieth The “home” is a quintessentially Mandatory Separation examines
century, a pioneering generation of quotidian topic, yet one at the how colonial, Zionist, and
young women exited their homes and center of global concerns. For Palestinian-Muslim leaders developed
entered public space, marking a new middle-class residents of late competing views of religious
era for women’s civic participation in nineteenth- and early twentieth- education during the formative
northern Sudan. Khartoum at Night century Beirut, these debates period of British rule. The British
is the first English-language history took on critical importance. Mandatory government supported
of these women’s lives, examining Drawing from rich archives—from religious education as a supposed
how their experiences of the British advertisements and catalogs to antidote to nationalist passions
Empire from 1900–1956 were previously unstudied government at the precise moment when the
expressed on and through their documents—A Taste for Home administrative, pedagogic, and
bodies. It weaves together the places the middle-class home at curricular transformation of
threads of women’s education and the intersection of local and global religious schooling rendered it a
activism, medical midwifery, transformations. Transcending vital tool for Zionist and Palestinian
urban life, consumption, and new class-based aesthetic theories and leaders. This study of their policies
behaviors of dress and beauty to static notions of “Westernization” and practices illuminates the
reconstruct the worlds of politics alike, this book offers a cultural tensions, similarities, and differences
and pleasure in which early history of late Ottoman Beirut that among these diverse educational
twentieth-century Sudanese is at once global in the widest sense and political philosophies, revealing
women lived. of the term and local enough to the lasting significance of these
“Marie Grace Brown completely enter the most private of spaces. debates for thinking about religion
reorients the history of Sudan. “Toufoul Abou-Hodeib illuminates and political identity in the modern
Exploring the nationalism and the complex tensions between the Middle East.
political acumen of northern Sudanese public and the private, taste and “Brilliantly weaving together British,
women, she adds important, original identity, consumption and ethics, Zionist, and Palestinian Arab sources,
insights of the gendered history of the modern and the authentic. A Suzanne Schneider reveals the roots
Africa and the Middle East. Deeply fundamental contribution to the of national politics in the continuities,
researched and gracefully written, social history of the Middle East.” disjunctures, and struggles among
Khartoum at Night is a brilliant work.” educators and reformers.”
—A. Holly Shissler,
—Eve Trout Powell, University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania —Liora R. Halperin,
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HISTORY 11
Emptied Lands The Proper Order of Things Piracy and Law in the
A Legal Geography of Bedouin Language, Power, and Law in Ottoman Mediterranean
Rights in the Negev Ottoman Administrative Discourses
Joshua M. White
Alexandre Kedar, Ahmad Amara, Heather L. Ferguson
From the 1570s into the eighteenth
and Oren Yiftachel The “natural order of the state” century, nowhere was more inviting to
Emptied Lands investigates the was an early modern mania for pirates than the Ottoman-dominated
protracted legal, planning, and the Ottoman Empire: the ideals of eastern Mediterranean. This is the
territorial conflict between the proper order, stability, and social first book to examine Mediterranean
settler Israeli state and indigenous harmony were integral to the piracy from the Ottoman perspective,
Bedouin citizens over traditional legitimization of Ottoman power. focusing on the administrators,
lands in southern Israel/Palestine to As Ottoman territory grew, so too diplomats, jurists, and victims who
place this dispute in historical, legal, did its network of written texts used had to contend most with maritime
geographical, and international- to define and supplement imperial violence. Pirates churned up a sea of
comparative perspectives. The authority in the empire’s disparate paper in their wake: letters, petitions,
authors reveal that through provinces. With this book, Heather court documents, legal opinions,
manipulative use of Ottoman, Ferguson studies how this textual ambassadorial reports, travel
British and Israeli laws, the state has empire created a unique vision of accounts, captivity narratives, and
constructed its own version of terra Ottoman legal and social order. The vast numbers of decrees attest to
nullius. Yet, the indigenous property Proper Order of Things offers the their impact on lives and livelihoods.
and settlement system still functions, story of an empire, told through Joshua M. White plumbs the depths
creating an ongoing resistance to the the shifting written vocabularies of these uncharted, frequently
Jewish state. Emptied Lands critically of power. Ferguson transcends the uncatalogued waters, revealing how
examines several key land claims, question of what these documents piracy shaped both the Ottoman
court rulings, planning policies, said, revealing instead how their legal space and the contours of the
and development strategies, offering formulation of the “proper order of Mediterranean world.
alternative local, regional, and things” configured the state itself.
“Through his exhaustive
international routes for justice. “The Proper Order of Things examination of the Ottoman legal
“A remarkable multidisciplinary feat, invites us to rethink Ottoman empire- strategies to confront violence at
this book provides an essential building with its capacity to codify, sea, Joshua White gives us the first
understanding of settler colonialism.” categorize, and monopolize symbolic cogent definition of the Ottoman
violence. A brilliant book.” Mediterranean in the early
—Eyal Weizman, modern period.”
Goldsmiths, University of London —Ali Yaycioglu,
Stanford University —Molly Greene,
424 pages, 2018 Princeton University
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12 HISTORY
Partners of the Empire When the War Came Home The Charity of War
The Crisis of the Ottoman Order in The Ottomans’ Great War and the Famine, Humanitarian Aid, and
the Age of Revolutions Devastation of an Empire World War I in the Middle East
Ali Yaycioglu Yiğit Akın Melanie S. Tanielian
Partners of the Empire offers a radical The Ottoman Empire was unprepared Beirut did not see direct combat in
rethinking of the Ottoman Empire for the massive conflict of World World War I, yet the city was
in the eighteenth and early nineteenth War I. The empire’s statesmen incontestably war-stricken. The Charity
centuries, when the empire faced placed unprecedented hardships of War tells how the Ottoman home
political crises, institutional shakeups, onto the shoulders of the Ottoman front grappled with total war and how
and popular insurrections. Drawing people: mass conscription, a it sought to mitigate starvation and
on original archival sources, Ali state-controlled economy, widespread sickness through relief activities:
Yaycioglu uncovers the patterns of food shortages, and ethnic cleansing. in Beirut’s municipal institutions, in
political action—the making and When the War Came Home reveals its philanthropic and religious
unmaking of coalitions, forms of the catastrophic impact of this global organizations, in international
building and losing power, and conflict on ordinary Ottomans agencies, and in the homes of the
public opinions. He shows that the and shows how the horrors of war city’s residents. This local history
Ottoman transformation was not a brought home, paired with the reveals a dynamic politics of
linear transition; rather, it involved empire’s growing demands on its provisioning that was central to
many crossing paths, as well as people, fundamentally reshaped civilian experiences in the war, as
dead-ends, all of which offered a rich interactions between Ottoman well as to the Middle Eastern political
repertoire of governing possibilities civilians, the military, and the state landscape that emerged post-war.
to be followed, reinterpreted, or writ broadly. Ultimately, Yiğit Akın Tracing these responses to the conflict,
ultimately forgotten. argues that even as the empire lost Melanie Tanielian demonstrates
“This book not only fills an important the war on the battlefield, it was World War I’s immediacy far from
gap in early modern Middle Eastern the destructiveness of the Ottoman the European trenches, in a place
history, but it teaches a lesson about state’s wartime policies on the where war was a socio-economic
writing world history. Ali Yaycioglu home front that led to the and political process rather than a
offers the most conclusive corrective empire’s disintegration. military event.
to the still often-heard argument
that representative institutions are a “A critical breakthrough in the study “An important work that contributes
foreign import to the Middle East.” of the First World War. The book’s to our broader understanding of the
artful prose makes it an engaging origins of modern humanitarianism in
— Baki Tezcan, read for both students and scholars the Middle East and beyond.”
University of California, Davis
of the war.” —Keith David Watenpaugh,
368 pages, 2017 —Ryan Gingeras, University of California, Davis
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HISTORY 13
The Merchants of Oran Impossible Exodus Familiar Futures
A Jewish Port at the Iraqi Jews in Israel Time, Selfhood, and
Dawn of Empire Orit Bashkin Sovereignty in Iraq
Joshua Schreier Between 1949 and 1951, 123,000 Sara Pursley
The Merchants of Oran weaves Iraqi Jews immigrated to the newly Iraq was an early laboratory of
together the history of a established Israeli state. Lacking the development projects designed by
Mediterranean port city with the resources to absorb them all, the Iraqi intellectuals, British colonial
lives of Oran’s Jewish mercantile Israeli government resettled them officials, American modernization
elite during the transition to in transit camps, relegating them theorists, and postwar international
French colonial rule. As French to poverty. Rather than returning agencies. Familiar Futures considers
policies began collapsing Oran’s to a homeland as native sons, Iraqi how such projects reshaped Iraqi
diverse Jewish inhabitants into Jews were newcomers in a foreign everyday habits, desires, and
a single social category, they place. Impossible Exodus tells their familial relations in the name of
legally separated Jews from their story. Faced with ill treatment and a developed future. Sara Pursley
Muslim neighbors, creating a discrimination from state officials, investigates how Western and Iraqi
racial hierarchy. Joshua Schreier Iraqi Jews resisted: they joined policymakers promoted changes
argues that France’s exclusionary Israeli political parties, demonstrated in schooling, land ownership, and
policy of “emancipation,” far more in the streets, and fought for the family law to better differentiate
than older antipathies, planted the education of their children, leading Iraq’s citizens by class, sex, and age.
seeds of twentieth-century ruptures a civil rights struggle whose legacy Ultimately, the book shows how
between Muslims and Jews. continues to influence contemporary certain goods—most obviously,
debates in Israel. Orit Bashkin democratic ideals—were
“An eloquent evocation of the era
of French colonization of Algeria, sheds light on their everyday lives repeatedly sacrificed in the name of
revealing how Algeria’s cosmopolitan and their determination in a new the nation’s economic development
Jews were active agents in shaping country, uncovering their long, in an ever-receding future.
and transforming Jewish society.” painful transformation from Iraqi
“In this brilliant work of imaginative
—Daniel Schroeter, to Israeli. scholarship and interdisciplinary
University of Minnesota
“A marvelously clear-eyed and theorization, Sara Pursley pushes us
STANFORD STUDIES IN JEWISH compassionate recovery of the to rethink the history of the modern
HISTORY AND CULTURE experience of Iraqi Jews. Orit Bashkin Middle East and the postcolonial
216 pages, 2017 gives these people voice, agency, and predicament more broadly.”
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—Roger Owen, Harvard University
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Hotels and Highways Banking on the State Brothers Apart
The Construction of Modernization The Financial Foundations Palestinian Citizens of Israel and
Theory in Cold War Turkey of Lebanon the Arab World
Begüm Adalet Hicham Safieddine Maha Nassar
The early decades of the Cold War Banking on the State reveals how the When the state of Israel was
presented seemingly boundless financial foundations of Lebanon established in 1948, not all
opportunity for the construction of were shaped by the standardization Palestinians became refugees:
“laboratories” of American society of economic practices and financial some stayed behind. But relegated
abroad. Begüm Adalet reveals how regimes within the decolonizing to second-class status, Palestinian
Turkey became both the archetypal world. The system of central banking citizens of Israel were cut off from
model of modernization and an that emerged was the product of a those on the other side of the
active partner for its enactment. complex interaction of war, economic Green Line. Brothers Apart is the
In tracking the growth and policies, international financial first book to reveal how Palestinian
transmission of modernization as regimes, post-colonial state-building, intellectuals forged transnational
a theory and in practice in Turkey, global currents of technocratic connections through written texts
Hotels and Highways offers not knowledge, and private business and engaged with contemporaneous
only a specific history of a postwar interests. It served rather than decolonization movements
development model that continues challenged the interests of an throughout the Arab word. Maha
to influence our world, but a widely oligarchy of local bankers. As Nassar reexamines these intellectuals
relevant consideration of how Hicham Safieddine shows, the set as the subjects, not objects, of their
theoretical debates ultimately take of arrangements that governed the own history, and brings to life their
shape in concrete situations. central bank thus was dictated by perspectives on a fraught political
“Hotels and Highways gives a clear dynamics of political power and environment. Her readings not
understanding how U.S. hegemony financial profit more than market only deprovincialize the Palestinians
was conceived and implemented in forces, national interest, or of Israel, but write them back into
the aftermath of World War II and economic sovereignty. Palestinian, Arab, and global history.
how thorough and decisive was its
domination. Anybody interested in “A brilliant exploration of finance “An outstanding work. Maha Nassar
twentieth-century experiences of and banking. Hicham Safieddine introduces the resilient figures,
modernity and U.S. power in the rewrites the history of a misunderstood who in the face of concerted efforts
Middle East will need to read place. He challenges us to rethink to detach and erase Palestinian
this book.” sectarianism, exceptionalism, and presence, somehow managed to
civil strife.” make a uniquely vibrant and
—Reşat Kasaba,
—Sherene Seikaly, University of engaged world of letters.”
University of Washington
California, Santa Barbara —Elliott Colla,
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Hamas Contained Revolution without Morbid Symptoms
The Rise and Pacification of Revolutionaries Relapse in the Arab Uprising
Palestinian Resistance Making Sense of the Arab Spring Gilbert Achcar
Tareq Baconi Asef Bayat Since the first wave of uprisings
Hamas rules Gaza and the lives of The revolutionary wave that swept in 2011, the euphoria of the “Arab
the two million Palestinians who the Middle East in 2011 was marked Spring” has given way to the gloom
live there. Demonized in media and by spectacular mobilization. Several of backlash and a descent into
policy debates, various accusations years on, however, it has caused mayhem and war. The revolution
and critical assumptions have been limited shifts in structures of power. has been overwhelmed by clashes
used to justify extreme military Revolution without Revolutionaries is between rival counter-revolutionary
action against Hamas. The reality both a history of the Arab Spring and forces: resilient old regimes
of Hamas is, of course, far more a history of revolution writ broadly. on the one hand and Islamic
complex. Neither a democratic Setting the 2011 uprisings side by side fundamentalist contenders on the
political party nor a terrorist group, with the revolutions of the 1970s, other. Focusing on Syria and Egypt,
Hamas is a multifaceted liberation particularly the Iranian Revolution, Gilbert Achcar assesses the present
organization, one rooted in the Asef Bayat reveals a profound stage of the uprising and the main
nationalist claims of the Palestinian global shift in the nature of protest: obstacles that prevent resolution.
people. Hamas Contained offers as acceptance of neoliberal policy Events in these countries offer
the first history of the group on its has spread, radical revolutionary salient examples of a pattern
own terms. Drawing on interviews impulses have diminished, leading happening across the Middle East.
with organization leaders, as well as protestors to call for reform rather Morbid Symptoms offers a timely
publications from the group, Tareq than fundamental transformation. analysis that will engage experts and
Baconi maps Hamas’s thirty-year He gives us the book needed to general readers alike. Drawing on
transition from fringe military explain and understand our a unique combination of scholarly
resistance towards governance. He post–Arab Spring world. and political knowledge of the Arab
shows how the movement’s ideology region, Achcar argues that, short of
“Asef Bayat is in the vanguard of a radical social change, the region will
ultimately threatens the Palestinian subtle and original theorization of
struggle and, inadvertently, its social movements and social change not achieve stability any time soon.
own legitimacy. in the Middle East. His ability to see “A sobering yet generous account
“Ground-breaking, rigorously over the horizon of current paradigms of the Arab people’s fight for true
researched, and strikingly makes his work essential reading.” liberation and the lessons that have
fair-minded, Hamas Contained is —Juan Cole, University of Michigan been learned from that struggle.”
essential reading.” —Kevin B. Anderson, Jacobin
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Soundtrack of the Bureaucratic Intimacies Copts and the Security State
Revolution Translating Human Rights Violence, Coercion,
The Politics of Music in Iran in Turkey and Sectarianism in
Elif M. Babül Contemporary Egypt
Nahid Siamdoust
Bureaucratic Intimacies shows how Laure Guirguis
Music was one of the first casualties
of the Iranian Revolution. Banned government workers encounter Laure Guirguis considers how
in 1979, it crept back into Iranian human rights rhetoric through the Egyptian state, through its
culture and politics. Now, nearly training programs and articulates subjugation of Coptic citizens,
forty years on, both the children the perils and promises of these reproduces a political order based
of the revolution and their music encounters for Turkish governance. on religious identity and difference,
have come of age. Soundtrack of Drawing on participant observation while the leadership of the Coptic
the Revolution offers a striking of police officers, judges and Church has taken more political
account of Iranian culture, politics, prosecutors, healthcare workers, and stances, foreclosing opportunities
and social change to provide an prison personnel, Elif Babül argues for secularization or common
alternative history of the Islamic these training programs do not always ground. In each instance, underlying
Republic. Drawing on over five advance human rights. Translation logics articulate a fear of the Other
years of research in Iran, Nahid of human rights into a tool of good and are put to use to justify the
Siamdoust closely follows the governance leads to competing expanding Egyptian security state.
work of four musicians, each with understandings of what human rights Guirguis focuses on state discourses
markedly different political views should do—and not necessarily to and practices throughout Hosni
and relations with the Iranian liberal, transparent, and accountable Mubarak’s rule, shows the
government. These examinations governmental practices. transformation of the Orthodox
of musicians and their music shed “Human rights advocates constantly Coptic Church under Pope
light on Iran’s future and identity, grapple with how to persuade Chenouda III, and considers what
changing notions of religious countries to adopt human rights. could be done to counter growing
belief, and the quest for Bureaucratic Intimacies tackles this tensions and violence in Egypt.
political freedom. important question and depicts the
tensions between Turkish bureaucrats “In this well-researched, rigorous, and
“Nahid Siamdoust’s beautiful writing and international human rights elites. theoretically informed book, Laure
brings to life some of the most unique Elif Babül provides wonderful insight Guirguis presents fresh, nuanced
and colorful characters in Iranian into the workings of bureaucracy thinking on the under-studied case of
society today. An instant classic that confronted by international expertise.” Egypt’s Copts. This is an important
will launch conversations on Iran and and profound study.”
—Sally Engle Merry,
contemporary popular music globally.” New York University —Lina Khatib, Chatham House
—Mark LeVine, 256 pages, 2016
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Circuits of Faith Ninette of Sin Street
Migration, Education, and the A novella by Vitalis Danon NOW IN PAPERBACK
Wahhabi Mission Edited with an introduction Us&Them
Michael Farquhar and notes by Lia Brozgal and A Novel
Circuits of Faith offers the first Sarah Abrevaya Stein Bahiyyih Nakhjavani
examination of the Islamic University Published in Tunis in 1938, Ninette A story mirrored in fragmented
of Medina and considers the efforts of Sin Street is one of the first works lives, Us&Them explores the
undertaken by Saudi actors and of Tunisian fiction in French. Ninette ludicrous and the tragic, the venal
institutions to exert religious is an unlikely protagonist: compelled and the generous-hearted aspects
influence beyond the kingdom’s by poverty to work as a prostitute, of Iranian life away from home. It
borders. Michael Farquhar draws on she dreams of a better life for her son. is a story both familial and familiar
Arabic sources, as well as interviews Plucky and street-wise, she enrolls in its generational tensions and
with former staff and students, to her son in the local school and the misunderstandings, its push and
explore the institution’s history story unfolds as she narrates her life pull of obligations and expectations.
and faculty, the content and style to the school’s headmaster. Ninette’s Acclaimed author Bahiyyih
of instruction, and the trajectories account is both a classic rags-to-riches Nakhjavani offers a poignant satire
and experiences of its students. He tale and a subtle, incisive critique of about migration.
argues that the project undertaken French colonialism. This first English “A glitteringly poignant novel.
through the Islamic University is translation includes a selection Beautifully cadenced, drily acute
more complex than just the one-way of Danon’s letters and an editors’ about human relationships, it
“export” of Wahhabism. Through introduction to provide context addresses one of the central topics of
transnational networks, this for this cornerstone of Judeo- our time: how to live within the losses
state-funded religious mission Tunisian letters. and suspensions of diaspora while
also relies upon, and has in turn grieving the dead, honoring the family,
“Vitalis Danon’s Ninette seems almost and being as honest as we can.”
been influenced by, far-reaching too good to be true: a pioneering,
circulations of persons and ideas. —Ruth Padel,
charming Franco-Tunisian novella author of Where the Serpent Lives
“Circuits of Faith complicates our that manages to present us with
conventional wisdom with new the voice of one indefatigable, “Bahiyyih Nakhjavani weaves
interpretations and perspectives. unforgettable Jewish woman and, threads of silk with her words. It is
Both critics and sympathizers through her, the complexities of Jewish a rare author who can write with
with Wahhabiyya will find their life in a North African city.” such clarity of vision, compassion of
stereotypes challenged.” —Josh Lambert, Yiddish Book Center
heart and power of words and leave
us readers in awe of her wisdom at
—Madawi Al-Rasheed, 144 pages, 2017 the end.”
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Samuel Liebhaber
The Mahra people of the southern Arabian
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