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The nation-state form and the emergence of ‘minorities’ in French mandate Syria, 1919-1939

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Abstract (i): The first part of this thesis questions the concept of ‘minority’, and the way it has been used to analyze French imperial policy in Syria (‘divide and rule’). Chapter 1 traces the concept’s emergence, showing that it is not self-evidently valid but rather depends on a set of wider social and political circumstances related to the existence of modern nation-states: the minorities of modern Syria cannot be mapped directly back onto the Ottoman millets or religious communities. Ch...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
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Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:2924

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