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Cambridge Middle East Studies: Occupying Syria under the French Mandate: Insurgency, Space and State Formation Series Number 38 (Paperback)
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Cambridge Middle East Studies: Occupying Syria under the French Mandate: Insurgency, Space and State Formation Series Number 38 (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 24/07/2014
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What role does military force play during a colonial occupation? The answer seems obvious: coercion crushes local resistance, quashes political dissent and consolidates the dominance of the occupying power. However, as this discerning and theoretically rigorous study suggests, violence can have much more ambiguous consequences. Set in Syria during the French Mandate from 1920 to 1946, the book explores a turbulent period in which conflict between armed Syrian insurgents and French military forces not only determined the strategic objectives of the colonial state, but also transformed how the colonial state organised, controlled and understood Syrian society, geography and population. In addition to the coercive techniques, the book shows how civilian technologies such as urban planning and engineering were also commandeered in the effort to undermine rebel advances. Colonial violence had a lasting effect in Syria, shaping a peculiar form of social order that endured well after the French occupation.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107435919
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm

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