The Claims of Culture at Empire's End

Syria and Lebanon under French Rule
Author(s): 
Dueck, Jennifer M.
ISBN: 
9780197264478
Date published: 
June 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00

This volume explores the political impact of cultural institutions by analysing the power struggles in Syria and Lebanon under French Mandate rule. The author illuminates how political and religious leaders fought to harness the force of culture through projects as diverse as schools, cinema and tourism.