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- DescriptionThe Shiites of Leban 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 Leban as an automous entity only developed in the course of the 18th century through the marginalization and then violent elimination of the indigeus 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 'Leban' of what has today become the country's largest and most activist sectarian community.
- Author BiographyStefan 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.
- Author(s)Stefan Winter
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication11/03/2010
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleCambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note9 b/w illus. 3 maps
- Weight490 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine17 mm
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