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Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization

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Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization by Stefan Winter
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The Shiites of Lebanon under Ottoman Rule provides an original perspective on the history of the Shiites as a constituent of Lebanese society. Winter presents a history of the community before the 19th century, based primarily on Ottoman Turkish documents. From these, he examines how local Shiites were well integrated in the Ottoman system of rule, and that Lebanon as an autonomous entity only developed in the course of the 18th century through the marginalization and then violent elimination of the indigenous Shiite leaderships by an increasingly powerful Druze-Maronite emirate. As such the book recovers the Ottoman-era history of a group which has always been neglected in chronicle-based works, and in doing so, fundamentally calls into question the historic place within 'Lebanon' of what has today become the country's largest and most activist sectarian community.

Author Biography

Stefan Winter is Professeur Regulier at the Universite du Quebec ... Montreal (UQAM). His previous publications have included a number of articles for various journals including Oriente Moderno and the Journal of Near Eastern Studies.
Release date Australia
March 11th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
218
Dimensions
158x235x17
ISBN-13
9780521765848
Product ID
3945690

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