EUGENE ROGAN is University Lecturer in the History of the Modern Middle East, University of Oxford, and fellow at Oxford’s St. Antony’s College. His first book, Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 1999), won the Albert Hourani book award in 2000. The Arabs: A History (Basic Books, 2009) has been translated into Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian and German. He is currently completing his third major book, The Great War in the Middle East.
SALIM TAMARI is Professor of Sociology at Birzeit University, Palestine, and Co-Editor of Jerusalem Studies Quarterly. He is author of The Mountain Against the Sea: Essays on Palestinian Society and Culture (University of California Press, 2009), The Year of the Locust: A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman Past (University of California Press, 2011), and with Issam Nassar, Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948 (Interlink, 2013).