Bustan Vol. 12, No. 2 (Winter 2021)

Bustan - Vol.12, No. 2 (Winter 2021).

Bustan - Vol.12, No.2 (Winter 2021).

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  • Interpreting The New Turkey
    Nostalgia for the Empire: The Politics of Neo-Ottomanism by Hakan M. Yavuz; Erdoğan's Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East by Soner Çağaptay
    Review by: Selim Koru

  • Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Fourty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East by Kim Ghattas; Iran and Saudi Arabia: Taming a Chaotic Conflict by Ibrahim Fraihat
    Review by: Robert Mason

  • Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History by Nur Masalha
    Review by: Itamar Rabinovich

Book Reviews

  • Understanding "Sectarianism": Sunni-Shi‛a Relations in the Modern Arab World by Fanar Haddad
    Review by: Elisheva Machlis

  • Jihadi Audiovisuality and Its Entanglements: Meanings, Aesthetics, Appropriations by Christopher Günther and Simone Pfeifer, eds.
    Review by: Rüdiger Lohlker

  • The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan by Joas Wagemakers
    Review by: Nur Köprülü

  • Women, Writing, and the Iraqi Ba‛thist State. Contending Discourses of Resistance and Collaboration, 1968-2003 by Hawraa Al-Hassan
    Review by: Achim Rohde

  • Educating Palestine: Teaching and Learning History under the Mandate by Yoni Furas
    Review by: Hilary Falb Kalisman

  • Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment by Ahmet T. Kuru
    Review by: Birol Başkan

  • The Origins of the Syrian Conflicts by Marwa Daoudy
    Review by: Sophia Hoffmann

  • Opening the Black Box: The Turkish Military Before and After 15 July 2016 by Metin Gürcan
    Review by: Gabriel Mitchell

  • New Media and Revolution: Resistance and Dissent in Pre-Uprising Syria by Billie Jeanne Brownlee
    Review by: Nawar Kassomeh

  • The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle Eastern and North African History by Amal Ghazal and Jens Hanssen, eds.
    Review by: Asher Susser