Lebanon

Lebanon

A History, 600-2011

eBook - 2012
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In this impressive synthesis, William Harris narrates the history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its vicinity. He offers a fresh perspective on the antecedents of modern multi-communal Lebanon, tracing the consolidation of Lebanon's Christian, Muslim, and Islamic derived sects from their origins between the sixth and eleventh centuries. The identities of Maronite Christians, Twelver Shia Muslims, and Druze, the mountain communities, developed alongside assertions of local chiefs under external powers from the Umayyads to the Ottomans. The chiefs began interacting in a common.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9780199720590
0199720592
9781283742368
1283742365
9780195181128
0195181123
9780195181111
0195181115
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxv, 360 pages) : illustrations, maps
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