Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review, Volume 1.1

Volume 1, Number 1, February 1994

From the Editors,
William Graham

In Memoriam: Albert Hourani (1915-1993), ii
Roger Owen

Albert Hourani at Harvard, vii
Philip Khouri

Grasping the Elusive Peace in the Middle East, 1
Everett Mendelsohn

Some Islamic Views of the Pre-Islamic Past, 17
Roy Mottahedeh

Arab Nationalism and the Persian Gulf War, 27
Eric Evans

The Languages of Egyptian Monarchy, 52
Avriel Butovsky

The Monstrous Births of “Aladdin”, 67
Michael Cooperson

The State of Central Asian Studies: An Overview of Recent Books, 87
Richard Foltz

Book Reviews

Mohamed Heikal
Illusions of Triumph: An Arab View of the Gulf War
, 103
Sohail H. Hashmi

J.B. Harley and David Woodward, ed.
The History of Cartography: Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies, 109
Karen C. Pinto

Lawrence Freedman and Efraim Karsh
The Gulf Conflict 1990-1991: Diplomacy and War in the New World Order; Kenneth Timmerman. The Death Lobby: How the West Armed Iraq, 116
Zachary Karabell

Juan Eduardo Campo
The Other Side of Paradise: Explorations into the Religious Meanings of Domestic Space in Islam
, 119
Julia E. Dvorkin

Roger Owen
State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East
, 124
Cyrus Bina

Nasr Ḥāmid Abu Zayd
Mafhūm al-Naṣṣ: Dirāsah fi ‘Ulūm al-Qur’ān (The concept of Text: A study in Qur’ā nic Sciences)
, 126
Hassan Mneimneh

Ernest Gellner
Postmodernism, Reason, and Religion
, 128
Adrian Cole

Janet J. Ewald
Soldiers, Traders and Slaves: State Formation and Economic Transformations in the Greater Nile Valley, 1700-1885
, 131
Eve Troutt Powell


Beirut Undivided, 134
Hassan Mneimneh

Documents and Records

Towards a History of Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard: Early Harvard and Radcliffe Ph.D. Dissertations, 138
David Partington

Aristotle’s Arabus: A Hitherto Unknown Arabic Translation of Aristotle’s Discourse on Quality, 150
S. Nomanul Haq 

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