The Shiites of Lebanon under Ottoman Rule, 1516–1788

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 11, 2010 - History
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The Shiites of Lebanon under Ottoman Rule provides an original perspective on the history of the Shiites as a constituent of Lebanese society. Winter presents a history of the community before the 19th century, based primarily on Ottoman Turkish documents. From these, he examines how local Shiites were well integrated in the Ottoman system of rule, and that Lebanon as an autonomous entity only developed in the course of the 18th century through the marginalization and then violent elimination of the indigenous Shiite leaderships by an increasingly powerful Druze-Maronite emirate. As such the book recovers the Ottoman-era history of a group which has always been neglected in chronicle-based works, and in doing so, fundamentally calls into question the historic place within 'Lebanon' of what has today become the country's largest and most activist sectarian community.
 

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Contents

between confessional ambiguity
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Ottoman governance in the coastal
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Stefan Winter
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the Hamada emirate 16411685
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Stefan Winter
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the Shiites and the state in crisis
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Ali Emiri II Ahmed 477 dated late October 1692
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Sayyidat alHaqla church Kisrawan Fresco said to depict a Shiite woman with a sick child praying to the Virgin Mary Reprinted by permission of the ...
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Stefan Winter
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Stefan Winter
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the decline of Shiite rule
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Stefan Winter
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Stefan Winter
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general overview 32
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Conclusion
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Index
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the origins of south Lebanon
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Peninsula of Tyre early twentieth century Reprinted by permission of the Loyola University Press Chicago
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