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The Resource The emergence of minorities in the Middle East : the politics and community in French Mandate Syria, Benjamin Thomas White

The emergence of minorities in the Middle East : the politics and community in French Mandate Syria, Benjamin Thomas White

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The emergence of minorities in the Middle East : the politics and community in French Mandate Syria
Title
The emergence of minorities in the Middle East
Title remainder
the politics and community in French Mandate Syria
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Thomas White
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Language
eng
Summary
"Why, in the years around 1920, did the concept of 'minority' suddenly spring to prominence in public affairs worldwide? Within a decade of World War One, the term became fundamental to public and academic understandings of national and international politics, law, and society: 'minorities', and 'majorities' with them, were taken to be an objective reality, both in the present and the past. This book uses a study of Syria under the French mandate to show what historical developments led people to start describing themselves and others as 'minorities'. Despite French attempts to create territorial, political, and legal divisions, the mandate period saw the consolidation of the nation-state form in Syria: a trend towards a coherent national territory with fixed borders, uniform state authority within them, and the struggle to control that state played out in the language of nationalism -- developments in the post-Ottoman Levant that closely paralleled those in contemporary Europe, after the demise of the Austro-Hungarian and tsarist empires. Through close attention to what changed in French mandate Syria, and what those changes meant, the book argues for a careful rethinking of a term too often used as an objective description of reality."--
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White, Benjamin Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Minorities
  • National characteristics, Syrian
  • Ethnicity
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnicity
  • Minorities
  • National characteristics, Syrian
  • Syria
  • Minderheitenpolitik
  • Frankreich
  • Syrien
Label
The emergence of minorities in the Middle East : the politics and community in French Mandate Syria, Benjamin Thomas White
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-231) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Minorities, majorities and the nation-state -- 'Minorites' and the French mandate -- Separatism and autonomism -- The border and the Kurds -- The Franco-Syrian treaty and the definition of 'minorities' -- Personal status law reform -- Conclusion: minorities, majorities and the writing of history
Control code
ocn755008636
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748647552
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/cttk0bpw
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755008636
Label
The emergence of minorities in the Middle East : the politics and community in French Mandate Syria, Benjamin Thomas White
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Minorities, majorities and the nation-state -- 'Minorites' and the French mandate -- Separatism and autonomism -- The border and the Kurds -- The Franco-Syrian treaty and the definition of 'minorities' -- Personal status law reform -- Conclusion: minorities, majorities and the writing of history
Control code
ocn755008636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748647552
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk0bpw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755008636

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