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An occasion for war : civil conflict in Lebanon and Damascus in 1860

Author: Leila Tarazi Fawaz
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1994.
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Leila Fawaz's pioneering study tells the story of the 1860 civil wars that began in Mount Lebanon and spilled over into Damascus. This period witnessed the most severe outbreak of sectarian violence in the history of Ottoman Syria and Lebanon. The author's close analytical narrative of the dramatic events of that year is set against the broader themes of nineteenth-century social, political, and economic change.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leila Tarazi Fawaz
ISBN: 0520087828 9780520087828 0520200861 9780520200869
OCLC Number: 29795196
Description: xv, 302 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Changing Worlds --
2. Village and Town Life on the Eve of the Civil War --
5. Civil War in the Mountain --
4. The Damascus "Incident" --
5. International Response --
6. Retribution and the Restoration of Order in Damascus --
7. Reconstruction and the Restoration of Order in Mount Lebanon --
8. The Peace Settlement --
9. Civil Wars Compared --
Appendix: Treaty of Peace between the Christians and the Druses.
Responsibility: Leila Tarazi Fawaz.
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Leila Fawaz's pioneering study tells the story of the 1860 civil wars that began in Mount Lebanon and spilled over into Damascus. This period witnessed the most severe outbreak of sectarian violence in the history of Ottoman Syria and Lebanon. The author's close analytical narrative of the dramatic events of that year is set against the broader themes of nineteenth-century social, political, and economic change. Fawaz shows how social conflict, including "ethnic" civil wars, cannot be explained without analyzing the regional and international currents that play upon both central state power and local autonomy. She also demonstrates the important role of the communal balance between social and political institutions within regions. Fawaz's new insights into the formation of sectarian identities and conflict will make An Occasion for War essential reading for all students of the modern Middle East.

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