Middle Eastern and African History

Church, State and Colonialism in Southeastern Congo

Queen Mary, University of London
Reuben Loffman discusses the uneasy relationship between church and state in the Belgian Congo, showing how the expansion of the Catholic […]
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Same Memory, Different Memorials

Queen Mary, University of London
Recent literature on modern martyrdom and memory has focused on cases in which individual groups remember martyrs’ sacrifices by making […]
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The Mediterranean and North Africa, 1940–1944

University of Leeds
Simon Ball explores the components of French strategic analysis and decision-making down to the defeat of June 1940. He proposes […]
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Alamein: Great Battles

University of Leeds
El Alamein was one of the pivotal battles of the Second World War, fought by armies and air forces on […]
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A History of Borno

Kings College London
Borno (in northeast Nigeria) is notorious today as the home of an Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, whose insurgency is […]
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Heroes and Martyrs of Palestine: The Politics of National Commemoration

SOAS University of London
Many decades have passed since the Palestinian national movement began its political and military struggle. In that time, poignant memorials […]
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Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency in the Neoliberal Age

SOAS University of London
Laleh Khalili examines the colonial roots of counterinsurgency practices deployed by the US after September 11, 2011 in Iraq and Afghanistan. […]
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Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa

Stanford University
Before the 2011 uprisings, the Middle East and North Africa were frequently seen as a uniquely undemocratic region with little […]
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The Barber of Damascus

Boston College
Dana Sajdi is Assistant Professor of History at Boston College. She is the editor of Ottoman Tulips, Ottoman Coffee: Leisure […]
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