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Download eBook In this impressive synthesis, William Harris narrates the history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its vicinity. The identities of Maronite Christians, Twelver Shia Muslims, and Druze, the mountain communities, developed alongside assertions of local chiefs under external powers from the Umayyads to the Ottomans.
By the s many Maronites conceived the common arena as their patrimony. Modern Lebanon arose out of European and Ottoman intervention in the s to secure sectarian peace in a special province.
In , after the Ottoman collapse, France and the Maronites enlarged the province into the modern country, with a pluralism of communal minorities headed by Maronite Christians and Sunni Muslims. The book considers the flowering of this pluralism in the mid-twentieth century, and the strains of new demographic shifts and of social resentment in an open economy. Harris contends that Lebanon has not found a new equilibrium and has not transcended its sects.
In the early twenty-first century there is an uneasy duality: Shia have largely recovered the weight they possessed in the sixteenth century, but Christians, Sunnis, and Druze are two-thirds of the country. This book offers readers a clear understanding of how modern Lebanon acquired its precarious social intricacy and its singular political character. Category: Religion.
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