By Asher Kaufman

'Reviving Phoenicia' follows the social, highbrow and political improvement of the Phoenician fantasy of beginning in Lebanon from the center of the 19th century to the tip of the 20th. Asher Kaufman demonstrates the position performed via the lay, liberal Syrian-Lebanese who resided in Beirut, Alexandria and the United States in the direction of the tip of the 19th century within the delivery and dissemination of this fantasy. Kaufman investigates the the most important position Phoenicianism occupied within the formation of higher Lebanon in 1920. He additionally explores the best way the Jesuit Order and the French professionals propagated this fable in the course of the mandate years. The publication additionally analyzes literary writings of alternative Lebanese who encouraged this fantasy, and of others who adversarial it. eventually, 'Reviving Phoenicia' presents an summary of Phoenicianism from independence in 1943 to the current, demonstrating that regardless of the final objection to this delusion, a few points of it entered mainstream Lebanese nationwide narratives. Kaufman’s paintings might be very important analyzing for somebody attracted to the start of contemporary Lebanon as we all know it today.

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