Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review, Volume 1.2

Volume 1, Number 2, November 1994

From the Managing Editor, i
Reza Alavi


Contemporary Issues

Conflict in Tajikistan and Central Asia: The Myth of Ethnic Animosity, 1
John S. Schoeberkein-Engel

The European Community and the Arab World 1972-1991: From Economics to Politics, 56
Christin Marschall

Position Papers Iran and the West

New Dimensions of Iran’s Strategic Significance: Challenges, Opportunities, and Achievements, 81
K. Kharrazi

Western Policy Options Toward Iran: to Coax, Coerce, or Contain, 96
Paul Dingledine


Defining the Traditional: Aspects of Ottoman Law in Mandatory Palestine, 115
Roger Owen


Clipped Wings: Medieval Arab Adaptations of the Amazon Myth, 132
Remke Kruk

Art and Architecture

Female Patronage of Mamluk Architecture in Cairo, 152
Howyda Al-Harithy

Book Reviews

A.Syed Nomanul Haq
Names, Natures and Things: The Alchemist Jābir ibn Ḥayyān and his Kitāb al-Aḥjār
, 175
Remke Kruk

J.H. Bamberg 
The History of the British Petroleum Company, vol 2. The Anglo-Iranian Years, 1928-1954
, 180
Mostafa Elm

Olivier Roy 
The Failure of Political Islam, translates by Carol Volk
, 184
Majid Tehranian

A.I. Sabra
The Optics of Ibn Al-Haytham: Books I-III On Direct Vision
, 188
Elaheh Kheirandish

Simon Bromley 
American Hegemony and World Oil
, 194
Cyrus Bina

John F. Richards
The New Cambridge History of India, volume 5: The Mughal Empire
, 198
Richard Foltz

Tim McDaniel 
Autocracy, Modernization, and Revolution in Russian and Iran
, 200
Firouzeh Mostashari

Roland Meynet, Louis Pouzet, Naïla Frouki, and Ahyaf Sinno 
Ṭarīqat al-taḥlīl al-balāghī we-l-tafsīr
, 203
Hassan Mneimneh

Books Received, 207

Documents and Records

Index of the Tadhkirat al-Muluk, 212
John Emerson

Demonstrations at Jaleh Square: The Point of No Return in the Iranian Revolution 1979, 222
Habib Ladjevardi

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