Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review, Volume 2.1

Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 1995

From the Managing Editor, i
Reza Alavi

Features

Contemporary Issues: Palestinians at War And Peace

Beyond Hamas: Islamic Activism in the Gaza Strip, 1
Sara Roy

The Israeli- Palestinian Peace Agreement: Consequences for Labor Migration, 40
Sadek Wahba

History and Religion: Aspects of Shi’ism

Jamāl al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Ṭāwūs and His Binā’ Al-maqāla al-fāṭimiyya, 53

Asma Afsaruddin

The Shi’ite Ulamā’ of Najaf and Karbala and the Tanzimat, 72
Meir Litvak

Traditional Shi’ite Education in Qom, 89
Roy P. Mottahedeh

Literature

Reflections on Waguih Ghali: Authenticity and the Passion of an Egyptian Novelist, 99
Juan Alonso

Software Review

Arabic on the Apple Macintosh, 106
Hassan I. Mneimneh

Book Reviews

Sheila Blair Jonathan Bloom
The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800, 112
Thomas Barfield

William A. Hoisington, Jr. 
Lyautey and the French Conquest of Morocco
, 114
Moshe Gershovich

Cyrus Bina and Hamid Zangeneh, eds 
Modern Capitalism and Islamic Ideology in Iran
, 116
Nora Colton

Nadje Sadig Al-Ali 
Gender Writing/ Writing Gender: The Representation of Woman in a Selection of Modern Egyptian Literature
, 119
Emily Haddad

Michael Field
Inside the Arab World
, 122
Thomas D. Mullins

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jami ‘at-i Islmai of Pakistan
, 124
Dorian Laguardia

Announcement, 130

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