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Open Access Publications from the University of California


Who Can Submit

The Near Eastern Studies Department only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the department. For additional information, please contact Benjamin Porter at


A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the system administrator at However, a citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.

Author Review

Authors do not have an opportunity to approve papers they have submitted prior to them becoming publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the paper is ready for public distribution.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to eScholarship, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in this repository. Please include in your email when submitting your paper the following language: "I have read the Policies of the Department of Near Eastern Studies research section of the eScholarship Depository. If the paper has been published elsewhere, either I have verified in my agreement with the publisher that I have the right to post a digital version of this paper, or I have obtained consent from the publisher to post a digital version of this paper. I hereby grant to the Department of Near Eastern Studies the nonexclusive right to publish this material." If you have questions about this language or about your right to submit a paper, contact