Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 September 2005

340 Pages | 6 maps, 12 halftones, 3 line illus.

ISBN: 9780199281633

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Fin de Siècle Beirut

The Making of an Ottoman Provincial Capital

Jens Hanssen

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • Traces the rivalry between Beirut and Damascus in the nineteenth century
  • First study to demonstrate how a modern Arab city was shaped by its intellectuals' ideals and through their participation in municipal decision-making
  • Uses unpublished illustrations and detailed maps to reconstruct by-gone Beirut
  • Uses a wide range of European, Arabic, and Ottoman sources

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