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Colonialism and Imperialism: The French Levant
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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 in Leb…

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Jean-Michel Landry, “Colonialism and Imperialism: The French Levant”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002174>
First published online: 2019

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