Inventing Lebanon: Nationalism and the State Under the Mandate (Library of Middle East History v. 6)

Inventing Lebanon: Nationalism and the State Under the Mandate (Library of Middle East History v. 6)

By: Kais M. Firro (author)Hardback

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This study examines the history behind an idea: a new polity of "Greater Lebanon". It shows how, under the powerful influence of the French Mandate, various groups of the local elite attempted to create what amounted to a new Lebanese nationalism, carving the state into Maronite Christian, Sunni and Shiite power bases. The results only accentuated the divisions already inherent in this multi-ethnic and multi-faith society, and were to pave the way for the instability and wars that have plagued the country ever since.

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About Author

Kais M. Firro is Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of Haifa. He is the author of A History of Druzes and The Druzes in the Jewish State.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/10/2002
  • ISBN13: 9781860648571
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781860648571
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 1860648576

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