Minorities in the Middle East 4 Volume Hardback Set : Druze Communities, 1840-1974 Multiple copy pack
Edited by Beitullah Destani
Part of the Cambridge Archive Editions series
These four volumes consist of original political despatches, correspondence and reports, which describe events affecting the Druzes of Syria and Lebanon from the time of Ottoman rule under Bashir II, through the Turkish rule of Lebanon under the double kaimakamship, the 1860 massacre of the Christians and the tensions in the aftermath that persisted through to the occupation of Lebanon by the French and British during WWI.
The documents record the period of the French Mandate, and events leading up to the Druze Rebellion of 1925.
The final volume tracks the history of the Druzes in the mid-20th century from the perspective of Anglo-French relations up to and during the Second World War, noting the power struggles of the leading Druze families, and describing the situation in the Jebel Druze, the Druze position with regard to Palestine and Israel, and finally the position of the Druze communities within Israel.
- Format: Multiple copy pack
- Pages: Illustrations
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 28/02/2006
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9781840971651