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Date:  Tue. 16 January 18 Time:  Doors open 5:45pm (ends 7.45pm)
Devastated Lands: Lebanon at the end of the Great War To be given by Professor Eugene Rogan
Please note this lecture is free but it would help us to manage numbers if you could RSVP to us at the British Lebanese Association.
The First World War had brought an unprecedented degree of loss and suffering to the people of Lebanon.  This lecture examines through works of literature and eyewitness accounts how the people of Lebanon looked back on the Ottoman experience and their different expectations of the post-Ottoman world. Eugene Rogan is Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is author of The Arabs: A History (Penguin, 2009), which has been translated in ten languages and was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Economist, The Financial Times, and The Atlantic Monthly. His earlier works include Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 1999), for which he received the Albert Hourani Book Award of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the Fuad Köprülü Prize of the Turkish Studies Association; The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 (Cambridge University Press, 2001, second edition 2007, with Avi Shlaim), which has been published in Arabic, French, Turkish and Italian editions; and Outside In: On the Margins of the Modern Middle East (I.B. Tauris, 2002). The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, was published in February 2015.
Tuesday 16th January 2018
Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History Director, St Antony's College Middle East Centre.