Daniel Neep's Occupying Syria under the French Mandate (Cambridge Middle PDF

By Daniel Neep

What function does army strength play in the course of a colonial profession? the reply turns out noticeable: coercion crushes neighborhood resistance, quashes political dissent and consolidates the dominance of the occupying energy. in spite of the fact that, this discerning and theoretically rigorous examine indicates, violence could have even more ambiguous effects. Set in Syria throughout the French Mandate from 1920 to 1946, the e-book explores a turbulent interval during which clash among armed Syrian insurgents and French army forces not just decided the strategic targets of the colonial country, but additionally reworked how the colonial country organised, managed and understood Syrian society, geography and inhabitants. as well as the coercive innovations, the e-book exhibits how civilian applied sciences resembling city making plans and engineering have been additionally commandeered within the attempt to undermine insurgent advances. Colonial violence had an enduring impact in Syria, shaping a unusual type of social order that persisted good after the French occupation.

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