A Quarterly Journal of Middle East Studies
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The Middle East, that most volatile of geographic regions, has long been the subject of much heated debate and controversy. Fountainhead of civilizations, birthplace of the world's three major monotheistic religions, cherished prize of sundry imperialist powers throughout the ages, and venue for one of the most intractable conflicts of our conflict-ridden era, the conundrum posed by this strikingly convoluted and multi-faceted region has exercised some of the best minds of fields as diverse as political science, history and sociology. Now, fresh on the heels of the 21st century, comes a journal whose aim is the fusion of all the above academic pursuits into a single, integrative approach to a regional set of political, historical and social factors all too often fragmented into separate categories of study.
Al-Mashriq offers the reader a holistic view of the political, the historical and the social, as pertains to the region from whose bosom have sprung some of the most fascinatingly complex political, historical and social configurations. Subjects of articles included shall run the gamut from politics and government to Islam to secularism to Zionism to gender and sectarian relations to ancient history, all carefully crafted so as to afford the greatest possible insight into their respective spheres, even as they are identified in relation to the larger politico-historico-social whole within which they operate and achieve expression.
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