CAPÍTULO

When does religion divide the community? Reconsidering the dynamics of violence and pacification in the 19th century Ottoman Arab Levant

Libro: Islam et appartenances
Autores: Demichelis, Marco
Editorial: Éditions L'Harmattan 
Localidad: Paris
ISBN: 978-2-343-19867-5
Página inicial-final: 117 - 140
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Resumen: This article presents an excursus on the historical reasons for the absence of a concrete anti-Christian narrative before religious clashes blew up in the Arab Levant during the 1850s and 1860s and which affected in particular the towns of Aleppo and Damascus. Recent secondary sources (Bat Ye¿or, A. G. Bostom) consider these 19th century early inter-religious fights the first steps of an Islamic contemporary ¿supremacist¿ discourse which has increased the inner region disputes. This study underlines the reasons why this more recent interpretation has little basis on the historical side as on a terminological discourse.