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Culture of Sectarianism Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

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ISBN-10: 0520218469

ISBN-13: 9780520218468

Edition: 2000

Authors: Ussama S. Makdisi

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Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, Ussama Makdisi shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. His study challenges those who have viewed sectarian violence as an Islamic response to westernization or simply as a product of social and economic inequities among religious groups. The religious violence of the nineteenth century, which culminated in sectarian mobilizations and massacres in 1860, was a complex, multilayered, subaltern expression of modernization, he says, not a primordial reaction to it. Makdisi argues that sectarianism represented a deliberate mobilization of religious identities for political and social…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Maps
Preface and Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration
Religion as the Site of the Colonial Encounter
The Gentle Crusade
Knowledge and Ignorance
The Faces of Reform
Reinventing Mount Lebanon
The Return of the Juhhal
The Devil's Work
"A Very Old Thing"