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The Origins of the Lebanese National Idea1840-1920$
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Carol Hakim

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273412

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273412.001.0001

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• The Emergence of Lebanism

• The Emergence of Lebanism

The Lebanese Setting

(p.12) (p.13) Chapter One • The Emergence of Lebanism
The Origins of the Lebanese National Idea

Hakim Carol

University of California Press

This chapter first outlines the general situation in Mount Lebanon at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It then covers the local circumstances that led the Maronite Patriarch to raise a claim for the consolidation of the autonomy of the Mountain with a view to ensuring the local dominance of his community.

Keywords:   Lebanon history, Maronites, Ottoman Empire, Middle East history

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