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Read Arie M. Dubnov's review of Stefan Ihrig's much-acclaimed book Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination:

"The novelty in Ihrig’s book is that it forces us to turn our gaze eastwards, to Europe’s edges, revealing enthusiasm, even a Türkenfieber (“Turk fever”) among German ultranationalists and Nazi ideologues who turned the Kemalist revolution into an inspiration, and turned to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk himself – into a role model."

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This week's feature from our Blog: ʿAli Bader's "The Tigris: Nationalism of River and Place: A Suicidal Nation"

For Bader, the Tigris is a medium whose flow combines his personal experiences and memories with those of a city and a society.

"Baghdad is the creation of a river, in fact of two rivers. One may call it Mesopotamia, for instance, at least according to history, as it was thus called by Herodotus. But the second river—I call it ‘second’—in Baghdad, which is the Euphrates, meant absolutely nothing to me at all, neither in my memory nor in my childhood in Baghdad."
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"Most of the Jews who remained in Libya after the great wave of emigration of 1949–1951 continued to live their lives, enjoying many comforts but struggling to maintain their fractured identity as the social space where it existed gradually shrank."

This week's feature from our Blog:

"Sophia Loren and Little Tony: The Leisure Life of the Jews of Tripoli, Libya, in the 1950s and 1960s" by Eyal David

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Vol. 5, No. 2 Winter 2015

The Armenian Genocide and the World | Guest Editor’s Note | Stefan Ihrig

For a hundred years the Armenian Genocide has been a highly contentious topic. Yet despite attempts by official and unofficial Turkish denialism to marginalize it, the subject has had a remarkable career in world history. And despite the continued attempts of Turkish denialism to provincialize the topic, it is far from being only a Turkish-Armenian topic: it is part of world history. A hundred years later, however, uncertainty still reigns—to such an extent that it hinders an integration of the Armenian Genocide, of such a seminal event in world history, into our histories, analyses, and narratives of the dark twentieth century. This must be counted as Turkish denialism’s greatest success.

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  • James Bryce and the Origins of the Armenian Question
    Oded Steinberg
    $5.00
  • James Bryce's Blue Book as Evidence
    Michelle Tusan
    Free download Download
  • Lord Bryce and the Armenians in German Propaganda during World War I
    Stefan Ihrig
    $5.00
  • The Armenian Genocide in Interwar Hungarian Political Discourse
    Péter Pál Kránitz
    $5.00
  • The Zionist Leaders’ Fear: Perception of, Comparison with, and Reactions to the Armenian Genocide
    Martina Berli
    $5.00
  • The Representation of the Psychological Ramifications of the Armenian Genocide: A Voice Crying Out in the Desert?
    Avi Kay
    $5.00
  • Explaining the Unexplainable: Recent Trends in the Armenian Genocide Historiography
    Bedross Der Matossian
    Free download Download
  • Dreams and Nightmares: Reading Akram Aylisli’s Stone Dreams on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
    Mikail Mamedov
    $5.00

dock-ument promotes theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant through the publication of personal essays, lyrical prose, poetry, and other expressive texts. It encourages 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, expresses 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.

+ Articles
  • James Bryce and the Origins of the Armenian Question
    Oded Steinberg
    $5.00
  • James Bryce's Blue Book as Evidence
    Michelle Tusan
    Free download Download
  • Lord Bryce and the Armenians in German Propaganda during World War I
    Stefan Ihrig
    $5.00
  • The Armenian Genocide in Interwar Hungarian Political Discourse
    Péter Pál Kránitz
    $5.00
  • The Zionist Leaders’ Fear: Perception of, Comparison with, and Reactions to the Armenian Genocide
    Martina Berli
    $5.00
  • The Representation of the Psychological Ramifications of the Armenian Genocide: A Voice Crying Out in the Desert?
    Avi Kay
    $5.00
  • Explaining the Unexplainable: Recent Trends in the Armenian Genocide Historiography
    Bedross Der Matossian
    Free download Download
+ Essays
  • Dreams and Nightmares: Reading Akram Aylisli’s Stone Dreams on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
    Mikail Mamedov
    $5.00
+ Dock-ument

dock-ument promotes theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant through the publication of personal essays, lyrical prose, poetry, and other expressive texts. It encourages 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, expresses 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.