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Armenians Beyond Diaspora: Making Lebanon their Own

Tsolin Nalbantian


A socio-political and cultural history of the Armenians in Cold War Lebanon, this book argues that Armenians around the world – in the face of the Genocide, and despite the absence of an independent nation-state after World War I – developed dynamic socio-political, cultural, ideological and ecclesiastical centres. And it focuses on one such centre, Beirut, in the postcolonial 1940s and 1950s. Tsolin Nalbantian explores Armenians’ discursive re-positioning within the newly independent Lebanese nation-state; the political-cultural impact (in Lebanon as well as Syria) of the 1946–8 repatriation ... More

Keywords: Lebanon, Armenians, Post-Genocide, Cold War, Soviet Armenia, Diaspora, Syria, Middle East

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474458566
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tsolin Nalbantian, author
Leiden University