Archives for 2020

A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 8th Edition

A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 8th Edition By Ian J. Bickerton and Carla L. Klausner  (New York: Routledge, 2018) Reviewed by: Jack Sigman, Ph.D. student, Gratz College As a preface, I used the earlier editions as a basic reference throughout my BA and MA studies in international relations. Those texts were used in conjunction [&hellip...    read more 

The Future of Iran’s Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

The Future of Iran’s Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered By Neguin Yavari  (Oxford: Oxford, 2018)  275 pp. $55.28 hardcover Reviewed by: David A. Meier, PhD, Professor of History, Dickinson State University   Naguin Yavari’s The Future of Iran’s Past opens as a “critical study” of Nizam al-Mulk’s life (1018-92) and po...    read more 

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa: A History of Globalization in Niumi, The Gambia, 4th edition

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa: A History of Globalization in Niumi, The Gambia, 4th edition By Donald R. Wright (London: Routledge, 2018), 308 pp. Reviewed by: Dr. Paul Chiudza Banda, Assistant Professor of History, Tarleton State University. This publication is in its fourth edition. Its purported primary setting is an area [&hellip...    read more 

The US, Israel, and Egypt: Diplomacy in the Shadow of Attrition, 1967-70

The US, Israel, and Egypt: Diplomacy in the Shadow of Attrition, 1967-70 By Yehuda U. Blanga (London: Routledge, 2020), 269 pp. Reviewed by Michael Sharnoff, Associate Professor, National Defense University, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, Washington, DC Much scholarship has been devoted to the 1967 war and the 1973 war, two pivotal [&hell...    read more 

Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo

Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo  By Seth Anziska (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018) 464 pp. Reviewed by: Avi Shilon, PhD, The Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University   The question of the autonomy that Menachem Begin offered the Palestinians within the construct of the Israel–Egypt peace tr...    read more 

A Short History of Mozambique

A Short History of Mozambique  By Malyn Newitt (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2017,) pp. 254   Reviewed by Dr. Wyndham Whynot, Department of History and Political Science, Livingstone College A typical American asked to name European countries that created colonies in Africa would probably respond with either France or Britain and might not ...    read more 

Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Volume 10, Issue 4

Below is the full table of contents for Volume 10, Issue 4 (October – December 2019): Articles A Family in Iran: Women Teachers, Minority Integration, and Family Networks in the Jewish Schools of the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Iran, 1900–1950 (Isabelle S. Headrick) Decolonizing the BSAC in Nyasaland: Economic and Developmental Implications, 1944...    read more 

Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Volume 10, Issue 3

Below is the full table of contents for Volume 10, Issue 3 (July – September 2019): Articles Emigration of Christians from the Arab Middle East: A New Reading (Yusri Hazran) Engineered “Zuluness”: Language, Education, and Ethnic Identity in South Africa, 1835–1990 (Jochen S. Arndt) Disservice to the Public? The Public Service Commission in Early Inde...    read more 

Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Volume 10, Issue 2

Below is the full table of contents for Volume 10, Issue 2 (April – June 2019): Articles Do Female Local Councilors Improve Women’s Representation? (Lindsay J. Benstead) “Partisan Politics Was Making People Angry”: The Rise and Fall of Political Salafism in Kenya (Sebastian Elischer) The Portrayal of Jews and Israel in Turkish School Textbooks (Hay [...    read more 

SPECIAL ISSUE: Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Volume 10, Issue 1

Special Issue: Focus on Jewish Africa Below is the full table of contents for Volume 10, Issue 1 (January – March 2019): Articles Who Is a Jew (in Africa)? Definitional and Ethical Considerations in the Study of Sub-Saharan Jewry and Judaism (William F. S. Miles)   Omenana as Postcolonial Mythopoetics: An Introduction to the Writings [&hellip...    read more