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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 French Connection

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(p.36) Chapter Two • The Emergence of Lebanism
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The Origins of the Lebanese National Idea
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Hakim Carol

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520273412.003.0003

This chapter argues that the aspirations of Maronite clerical circles to ensure the domination and autonomy of their community in the Mountain converged with the romantic fantasies and projects of some French Catholic circles, and it shows how the interaction between these Maronite and French circles gave rise to elusive projects to establish a semi-independent entity in Mount Lebanon and contributed to the appearance of some basic Lebanese national myths.

Keywords:   Lebanon history, France history, Eastern Question, Ottoman Empire, Maronites

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