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Volume 68, Number 3, Summer 2014

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

p. 351


Saddam and the Islamists: The Ba‘thist Regime’s Instrumentalization of Religion in Foreign Affairs

pp. 352-366

Kurdish History Textbooks: Building a Nation-State within a Nation-State

pp. 367-384

Jewish-Arab Relations in Israeli Freemasonry: Between Civil Society and Nationalism

pp. 385-401

The Cost of Belonging: Citizenship Construction in the State of Qatar

pp. 403-420

The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and Its Activities in African Countries, 1961–2010

pp. 421-435


Chronology: January 15, 2014 – April 15, 2014

pp. 436-464

Book Reviews

Waiting for the Arab Spring

pp. 465-468


Performing Piety: Singers and Actors in Egypt’s Islamic Revival by Karin Van Nieuwkerk (review)

pp. 469-470

Imagined Empires: A History of Revolt in Egypt by Zeinab Abul-Magd (review)

pp. 470-472

Gulf States

Tribal Modern: Branding New Nations in the Arab Gulf by miriam cooke (review)

pp. 472-474


Days of Revolution: Political Unrest in an Iranian Village by Mary Elaine Hegland (review)

pp. 474-475

Perceptions of Iran: History, Myths and Nationalism from Medieval Persia to the Islamic Republic ed. by Ali M. Ansari (review)

pp. 475-476


Iraq in Wartime: Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance by Dina Rizk Khoury (review)

pp. 476-478


Divine Service? Judaism and Israel’s Armed Forces by Stuart Cohen (review)

pp. 478-479


The Kurdish Spring: Geopolitical Changes and the Kurds ed. by Mohammed M.A. Ahmed and Michael Gunter (review)

pp. 479-480


Becoming Turkish: Nationalist Reforms and Cultural Negotiations in Early Republican Turkey, 1923–1945 by Hale Yılmaz (review)

pp. 480-481

And Then We Work for God: Rural Sunni Islam in Western Turkey by Kimberly Hart (review)

pp. 481-483


Do Muslim Women Need Saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod, and: Women, Islam, and Resistance in the Arab World by Maria Holt and Haifaa Jawad (review)

pp. 484-485

Modern History and Politics

Armies and State-Building in the Modern Middle East: Politics, Nationalism and Military Reform by Stephanie Cronin (review)

pp. 485-486

The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics ed. by John L. Esposito and Emad El-Din Shahin (review)

pp. 486-488

Philosophy, Religion, and Science

Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age by Muhammad Qasim Zaman (review)

pp. 488-490

Recent Publications

pp. 490-494


pp. 494-496


p. 496

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