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Author Zachs, Fruma.

Title The making of a Syrian identity : intellectuals and merchants in nineteenth century Beirut / Fruma Zachs.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston, MA : Brill, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 277 pages) : illustrations, map.
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia, 1385-3376 ; v. 98
Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia ; v. 98. 1385-3376
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Note on Transliteration -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter One. First Notions of a "Syrian Vision": The Period of Amir Bashir II -- First Phase: The Rise of the Mountain Middle Stratum -- The Literary Circle -- Chapter Two. Beirut and the Emergence of a "Syrian Identity": Christian Arabs as Agents of Change -- Beirut as an Economic and Cultural Centre of Syria -- Immigration to Beirut -- "Push" Factors -- "Pull" Factors -- Second Phase-The Emergence of the Beiruti Middle Stratum and its Characteristics -- World View of the Beiruti Middle Stratum: The Concept of Tamaddun -- The Beiruti Middle Stratum and the Syrian Identity -- Chapter Three. Re-enforcing an Identity: The Tan*imat Reforms -- A Turning Point-Hatt-i Hümayun -- The Osmanlilik Principle -- Ottoman Policy toward Syria 1860-1880: The Establishment of the Vilâyet of Syria -- The Vilâyet of Syria and Local Patriotism: Big Watan, Small Watan -- Muhammad Rashid Pasha (1866-1871) -- Tanzimat Regressions -- Muslim-Christian Interrelationships: The Beiruti Secret Society-Arab Nationalism or Syrian Localism? -- Chapter Four. Revisiting the American Presbyterian Missionaries in Nineteenth Century Syria -- Imagining "Syria" -- Al-Jam'iyya al-Suriyya li-Iktisab al-'Ulum wal-Funun (1847-1852) -- Khutba fi Adab al-'Arab: A Case Study -- The Nahda and the American Missionaries -- From Evangelical Activities to Secular Enterprise: The Syrian Protestant College -- Chapter Five. Narrating an Identity: New Genres, New Identity (1858-1881) -- Characteristics and Goals of the Syrian Press -- Components of Identity in the Beiruti Press: How to Create Syrian Wataniyya -- Tolerance, Brotherhood, and an Appeal to Abandon Sectarian Strife -- Hubb al-Watan min al-Iman (Love of the Homeland is [an Article] of Faith) -- Creation of a Common Identity -- Pre-Islamic Heritage: Arabic Language and Culture -- An Application of Identity -- Traditional Versus Modern: The Rise of Syrian Historiography -- "Historical Novels" as Building Identity: The Role of Heritage, Myth and Women in the Watan -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: Biographies of Leading Families and Individuals from the Syrian Middle Stratum -- Appendix II: The Various Meanings and Definitions of the Name "Syria" -- Bibliography -- Index -- Last Page.
Summary The book takes a close look at the origins and development of the Syrian identity, during the 18th and 19th centuries, through the role of Christian Arab intellectuals and merchants, Ottomans and American missionaries. It examines its background, stages of evolution, and components.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Subject Syrians -- Lebanon -- Beirut.
Lebanon -- Beirut.
National characteristics, Syrian.
National characteristics, Syrian.
Beirut (Lebanon) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Beirut (Lebanon) -- History -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Geschichte 1800-1900
Subject Identiteit.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Subject Intellectuelen.
Genre/Form History.
Subject Syriërs.
Other Form: Print version: Zachs, Fruma. Making of a Syrian identity. Leiden ; Boston, MA : Brill, 2005 (DLC) 2004066041
ISBN 9789047406679 (electronic book)
9047406672 (electronic book)
9004141693 (alkaline paper)
9789004141698 (alkaline paper)