Journal of Levantine Studies


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Vol. 8, No. 1: Summer 2018
The Uncertain Legacy of Great War Diplomacy in the Middle East

Editors' Note | Arie Dubnov, Jonathan Gribetz, Abigail Jacobson

The Hussein-McMahon correspondence (1915–1916), the Sykes-Picot agreement (1916), the Balfour Declaration (1917): a century old, these terms no longer refer only to historical documents hidden in dusty archives; they have become a group of contested symbols, trigger points making frequent appearances in contemporary discussions about the future of the Middle East.Read More »

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    Derek Jonathan Penslar
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    Jonathan Marc Gribetz
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  • From Empire to Nation: Some Reflections on Elie Kedourie's "Version" of the Sykes-Picot Agreement and Other British Moments in the Middle East
    Haya Bambaji-Sasportas
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  • Zionism, Binationalism, Anti-Semitism: Three Contemporary Jewish Readings of the Balfour Declaration
    Brian Klug
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  • The Balfour Declaration in International Law
    Geoffrey R. Watson
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    Sarah Griswold
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dock-ument aims to promote the theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant and the concept of the Levant, with preference given to personal essays and to lyrical prose. Its purpose is to encourage various perspectives and unique voices so they can be heard in a way that is not confined by the constraints of scientific discussion. The name, dockument, seeks to express the connection between text and context, between the pier, the home dock, and the ship of thoughts and reflections that will sail, we hope, to various interesting places.

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  • Declarations of (In)Dependence: Tensions within Zionist Statecraft, 1896-1948
    Derek Jonathan Penslar
    $5.00
  • "This Shameful Document": Early PLO Intellectuals on the Balfour Declaration and the Hussein-McMahon Correspondence
    Jonathan Marc Gribetz
    Free download Download
  • From Empire to Nation: Some Reflections on Elie Kedourie's "Version" of the Sykes-Picot Agreement and Other British Moments in the Middle East
    Haya Bambaji-Sasportas
    $5.00
  • Zionism, Binationalism, Anti-Semitism: Three Contemporary Jewish Readings of the Balfour Declaration
    Brian Klug
    $5.00
  • The Balfour Declaration in International Law
    Geoffrey R. Watson
    $5.00
  • Allies in Eastern Trenches: Archaeological Salvage Operations in the French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon
    Sarah Griswold
    $5.00
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dock-ument aims to promote the theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant and the concept of the Levant, with preference given to personal essays and to lyrical prose. Its purpose is to encourage various perspectives and unique voices so they can be heard in a way that is not confined by the constraints of scientific discussion. The name, dockument, seeks to express the connection between text and context, between the pier, the home dock, and the ship of thoughts and reflections that will sail, we hope, to various interesting places.

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Journal of Levantine Studies

The Journal of Levantine Studies (JLS) is an interdisciplinary 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.