The Geography of Education in Syria in 1882: With a Translation of "Education in Syria" by Shahin Makarius, 1883

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After a long period of stagnation, Syria during the nineteenth century arose to a cultural and social renaissance. One important field of development was education. An article published in Beirut in 1883 sheds important light on this. External impulses were important, but much of the development effort was indigenous. There were significant differences in the level of education between towns and the countryside, between regions, and between religious sects. Mount Lebanon is traditionally regarded as having been an advanced region with regard to i.a. education. This article shows that Lebanon's leadership was perhaps not so clear as is sometimes claimed.


  • Henry Diab
  • Lars Wåhlin
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  • Languages and Literature
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-128
JournalGeografiska Annaler. Series B. Human Geography
Issue numberVol 65 B, No. 2, 1983
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Arabic (015016005)