Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Get access

Colonialism and Imperialism: The French Levant
(5,471 words)

Introduction

This article discusses the impact of colonial practices on the inhabitants of the French-ruled Levant (today’s Syria and Lebanon), with a focus on gender issues. Although European imperial incursions into the eastern Mediterranean began under the Ottoman Empire, the article pays special attention to the mandate period (1920–43…

Cite this page
Jean-Michel Landry, “Colonialism and Imperialism: The French Levant”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002174>
First published online: 2019



▲   Back to top   ▲