Notables and clergy in Mount Lebanon: the Khāzin Sheikhs and the Maronite Church, 1736-1840

Front Cover
E.J. Brill, 1994 - Architecture - 290 pages
0 Reviews
Notables and Clergy in Mount Lebanon analyzes the relations between the Maronite notables and the Church in the context of socio-economic transformations in Mount Lebanon in the period 1736-1840. Special attention is given to the influence of external forces, such as the economic interference of the European nations, the Syrian and Ottoman administrative framework and the increasing involvement of the Vatican in the affairs of the Maronite community. The emphasis is laid on the role of religious foundations, of waqfs, in the process of social and economic integration, both within the Maronite community and in the wider frameworks in which it gradually became incorporated. These external and internal factors can explain the remarkable political emancipation of the Maronite Church, which assumed an important role in the history of Mount Lebanon in the nineteenth century.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter one The Ottoman context
7
Chapter two Politics in Ottoman Syria
35
Chapter three Mount Lebanon between integration
63
Copyright

9 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

Richard van Leeuwen is a research-fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences at the Institute of Near Eastern and Islamic Studies of the University of Amsterdam, the Nederlands.

Bibliographic information