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Armenians Beyond DiasporaMaking Lebanon their Own$
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Tsolin Nalbantian

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474458566

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458566.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
(p.iii) Armenians Beyond Diaspora

Tsolin Nalbantian

Edinburgh University Press

The Introduction contextualizes the Armenian population in Lebanon. It distinguishes between Armenians who lived in Lebanon prior to the division of the Ottoman Empire, in the wake of the Armenian Genocide, and after the establishment of French and British mandatory rule in the Levant. In addition, it outlines the ecclesiastic, class, linguistic, and political gamut of the Armenian population in Lebanon. It analyzes how Armenians organized themselves according to the villages and centers in the Ottoman Empire that they hailed from and reformed their political ideologies, affiliations, and ecclesiastic connections resulting in the establishment of mini-enclaves within Armenian-populated neighborhoods in Lebanon. The introduction also positions the book within four fields: histories of Armenians, Lebanon, the Cold War in the Middle East, and the Diaspora Studies. The innovation of linking these fields together through the themes of identification, belonging, and articulating citizenship produces fresh readings of the time period. This intervention draws attention to experiences that established scholarship does not adequately tackle, increasing the possible ways and methods to study and approach the region, its inhabitants, and historical time frame.

Keywords:   Ottoman Empire, Beirut, Armenian Genocide, Repatriation, Syria, Lebanon, USSR, Cold War, Armenian Church, Armenian Diaspora

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