Silk and socio-economic changes in lebanon, 1860–1919

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One of the factors that seriously af fected the socio-economic and ethnic structure of modern Lebanon was the agriculture, trade and industry of silk. In attempting to evaluate the influence of this factor on the development of Lebanon we have to turn to the nineteenth century, when the production of silk encompassed most of Mt. Lebanon’s population and many of the Biqa ‘Valley’s farmers and the coastal population of Beirut and Tripoli.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEssays on the Economic History of the Middle East
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)0203988167, 9781135779191
ISBN (Print)0714633186, 9781138883949
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1988 Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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