Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2020

192 Pages | 19

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474458566

Bookseller Code (06)

Armenians Beyond Diaspora

Making Lebanon their Own

Tsolin Nalbantian

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Alternative Histories

  • Explores Lebanese Armenians' changing views of their place in the making of the Lebanese state and its wider Arab environment, and in relation to the Armenian Socialist Soviet Republic
  • Challenges the dominant Armenian historiography, which treats Lebanese Armenians as a subsidiary of an Armenian global diaspora
  • Contributes to an understanding of the development of class and sectarian cleavages that led to the breakdown of civil society in Lebanon from 1975
  • Highlights the role of societal actors in the US-Soviet Cold War in the Middle East
  • Challenges the tendency to read Middle East history through the lens of dominant (Arab) nationalisms