Bustan Vol. 13, No. 1 (Summer 2022)

Bustan Vol. 13, No. 1 (Summer 2022).

Bustan Vol. 13, No. 1 (Summer 2022).

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  • Un/Making Mythos: Cult of Personality and Imaginative Opposition in the Kemalist Republic
    Eternal Dawn: Turkey in the Age of Atatürk by Ryan Gingeras; Turkey: A Past Against History by Christine Philliou
    Review by: Ozan Ozavci

  • Palestinians in Israel: The Politics of Faith after Oslo by As‛ad Ghanem and Mohanad Mustara; Islam in Israel: Muslim Communities in Non-Muslim States by Muhammad Al-Atawneh and Nohad Ali
    Review by: Rami Zeedan
  • Creative Agency in a World Governed by Others' Images and Languages
    Beautiful Agitation: Modern Painting and Politics in Syria by Anneka Lenssen; The Politics of Art: Dissent and Cultural Diplomacy in Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan by Hanan Toukan
    Review by: Keren Zdafee
  • The Decline of the Labor Party in Israel
    Hakibbutz Ha'Artzi, Mapam, and the Demise of the Israeli Labor Movement, translated from the Hebrew by Haim Watzman, by Tal Elmaliach; The Decline of the Left Wing in Israel: Yossi Beilin and the Politics of the Peace Process, translated from the Hebrew by Ira Moskowitz, by Avi Shilon
    Review by: Colin Shindler

Book Reviews

  • Sledgehammer: How Breaking with the Past Brought Peace to the Middle East by David Friedman
    Review by: Itamar Rabinovich

  • Endgames: MIlitary Response to Protest in Arab Autocracies by Hicham Bou Nassif
    Review by: Gawdat Bahgat

  • Sea Change: Ottoman Textiles between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean by Amanda Phillips
    Review by: Jane Hathaway

  • Conversion to Islam in the Premodern Age: A Sourcebook by Nimrod Hurvitz, Christian C. Sahner, Uriel Simonsohn, and Luke Yarborough, eds.
    Review by: Walter Ward

  • A History of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, Awareness, and Revolution in the Middle East by Erik Skare
    Review by: Meir Hatina

  • Iran in Motion: Mobility, Space, and the Trans-Iranian Railway by Mikiya Koyagi
    Review by: Arash Azizi

  • Empires of Antiquities: Modernity and Discovery of the Ancient Near East by Billie Melman
    Review by: Zeynep Celik

  • Modern Things on Trial: Islam's Global Material Reformation in the Age of Rida by Leor Halevi
    Review by: Florian Zemmin

  • Hizballah: Between Iran and Lebanon by Shimon Shapira
    Review by: Tony Badran