Fin de Siècle Beirut

The Making of an Ottoman Provincial Capital
Author(s): 
Hanssen, Jens
ISBN: 
0199281637
Date published: 
July 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00

Fin de Siècle Beirut is a landmark contribution to the growing literature on Ottoman studies, Arab cultural history, and Mediterranean cities. Combining urban theory with postcolonial methodology, Jens Hanssen argues that modern Beirut is the outcome of persistent social and intellectual struggles over the production of space. Drawing on published and unpublished Ottoman government documents, Arabic sources, and European archival material, Hanssen traces the urban experience of modernity in the Ottoman Empire.