Merchants and Migrants in Nineteenth Century Beirut

Merchants and Migrants in Nineteenth Century Beirut

by Leila Tarazi Tarazi Fawaz

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Merchants and Migrants in Nineteenth Century Beirut by Leila Tarazi Tarazi Fawaz

During the nineteenth century, Beirut was transformed from a provincial town of 6,000 to a political and cultural center of 120,000, becoming the leading seaport of the eastern Mediterranean. This study examines the migration that lay behind much of this growth - why the migrants came, what economic changes resulted, and particularly how social relations among the city's religious communities were transformed. The author shows how Beirut grew from a community where Muslims and Christians lived side by side in harmony to a city where new sectarian tensions reflected fundamental changes in the socioeconomic and political balance, changes that shaped the social relations of modern Lebanon.

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ISBN-13: 9781583485286
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Series: Harvard Middle Eastern Studies
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.52(d)

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