The View From Istanbul – Ottoman Lebanon and the Druze Emirate
Abdul Rahim Abu Husayn
Publisher:The Centre for Lebanese Studies and I B Tauris & Co Ltd, Oxford and London, 2003.
Ebook ISBN:ISBN 9781860648564
This work makes detailed studies and extensive use of Ottoman chancery documents, aiming to fill many gaps in the historical record. It sets out to answer such questions as: how did the Ottomans run their empire? How did they view Lebanon? What were their prime concerns in the region? Each section is prefaced by a short introduction that places the documents in historical context and analyzes their content and scope.