The Politics of Interventionism in Ottoman Lebanon 1830-1861
Caesar E. Farah
Publisher:The Centre for Lebanese Studies and I B Tauris & Co. Ltd., Oxford and London. 1999.
Ebook ISBN:ISBN 7981 86064 056 7
This study analyses thirty critical and determinant years in the shaping of the modern politics and patterns of foreign intervention in Lebanon. Relying on the archives of the major European powers, the Catholic and Protestant missions and the ottoman documents, and supplemented by unpublished manuscripts, this book depicts the events that affected the relationships between the country’s contending clerical and feudal factions, the Great Powers as well as the resistance of the Ottoman authorities to having this critical province succumb to imperial domination. Finally, it analyses the effect of Franco-British rivalry on inter-sectarian tension and strife.