Accession Number : ADA295129

Title :   The Creation of Greater Lebanon, 1918-1920: The Roles and Expectations of the Administrative Council of Mount Lebanon.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Simon, James J.

PDF Url : ADA295129

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : The Administrative Council of Mount Lebanon played a central role in the creation of Greater Lebanon under a French mandate after World War I. The council, formed by the Ottoman Empire and the Great Powers after the massacres of 1860 in Mount Lebanon, was a confessionally elected body which has remained in the shadows of the traditional histories of the formation of modern Lebanon. This study attempts to demonstrate that the council (and its three delegations to the Paris Peace Conference) was a key participant in the establishment of Greater Lebanon from 1918 to 1920; indeed, their role was as important as those of the French, the British, the Syrians, and the Maronites.

Descriptors :   *LEBANON, *HISTORY, WARFARE, GLOBAL, SYMPOSIA, PEACETIME, FRANCE, MOUNTS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE