Nazism in Syria and Lebanon: The Ambivalence of the German Option, 19331945

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-04
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book reconstructs the intellectual and political encounters with Nazism in Lebanon and Syria under French mandate rule and situates them in the context of an evolving local political culture.

Table of Contents

Nazism and the Mandates: Approaches to the Subject and Research Questions
Parties, Public, and the Civic Order: The Historical Context of Lebanon and Syria during the Interwar Years
Struggles for a New Order: The Rise of the Nazi Regime and the Levantine Mandates (1933-1936)
Nazism in the Local Press: Crisis, Challenge, and the Longing for a 'New Dawn'
Approaching Nazism: Local Politics between Beirut, Damascus, Paris and Berlin
Nazism and the Levant - Nazism in the Levant: Between Treaty Negotiations and World War II (1936-1939)
Mobilizing the Youth and the Fascist Experiment
Nationalist Struggles and the German Option: Nazi Germany as Friend and Foe
Echoes of Nazism in Intellectual Discourses: Community, Revival, and the Enemies of the Nation
Repercussions of World War II: Facing the Axis in the Levant (1939-1941)
On the Eve of War: Echoes of German Aggressions in the Mandates
Local Politics between Britain, Free France, and the Axis: Resistance, Accommodation and Collaboration
Nazism in Retreat: The Fading of an Option and the Battle for Independence (1941-1945)
Collaboration in Exile, New Allies, and the Struggles for Power
The Search for a Post-Colonial Order: The Rise of Ideology-Guided Politics and the German Defeat
The International Arena: Arab Unity, the Atlantic Charter and the Struggle against Zionism
The Levant in May 1945: The Defeat of Nazism and Hopes for Independence Conclusion
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