Journal of Levantine Studies


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VOLUME 7, NO. 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
The current volume of the Journal of Levantine Studies pays tribute to Egyptian Jewish essayist and novelist Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff by dedicating a thematic discussion to the concept of the Arab-Jew, which is strongly connected to the idea of Levantinism. In her writing Kahanoff considers the dilemmas of Mediterranean Jews and opens the possibilities of imagining a new geographical, political, cultural, and historical space: the Levant. Similarly, the idea of the Arab-Jew reflects the possibilities or impossibilities of the Levant and Levantine belonging. It offers possibilities of thinking beyond the politicized categories of ethnic identity and of considering the Mediterranean as a combination of local and regional histories.2 The three articles and essay presented in this thematic discussion attempt to highlight the Arab-Jew and propose new directions of research on the topic in light of the last decade’s rich scholarship regarding this important part of a Levantine world and identity.

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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
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  • 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.