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Five Provinces?[edit]

The article mentions the "five provinces" of Ottoman Lebanon that were dealt with by Sykes-Picot, but doesn't say what they were called. A map? This article redirects from Beirut Province, Ottoman Empire but there is no information about that province, what its extent was, what its neighbors were, what it's procession of governors was. What about the other four? Help! 01:37, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Autonomous Ottoman Mount-Lebanon[edit]

(from the French article Histoire du Liban) liste des gouverneurs ottomans chrétiens du Mont-Liban

  • 1861-1868 : Garabet Artin dit "Daoud Pacha" (+/-1816-1873) - Arménien catholique d'Istanbul - Ambassadeur à Vienne (1856-1857)/ Gouverneur du Liban (1861)/ Directeur des PTT et des Travaux Publics (1868) [1]
  • 1868-1873 : Nasri Franco Coussa dit "Franco Pacha" (1814-1873) - Syrien grec-catholique ("Levantin") d'Alep
  • 1873-1883 : Rustem Pacha (1810-1885) - Italien catholique (aristocrate exilé)
  • 1883-1892 : Pashko Vasa Shkodrani dit "Vasa Pacha" (1824-1892) - Albanais catholique de Shkodër (auteur de poèmes - publiés à titre posthume - prônant l'unité nationale albanaise au-delà des différences religieuses)
  • 1892-1902 : Naum Coussa, dit "Naum Pasha" (1846-1911) - beau-fils de Nasri Franco Coussa
  • 1902-1907 : Muzaffar Pasha (1837/1840-1907) - d'origine polonaise
  • 1907-1912 : Youssef Coussa, dit "Yusuf Pacha" (1856-?) - fils de Nasri Franco Coussa
  • 1912-1915 : Ohannès Kouyoumdjian dit "Ohannes Pacha" (1852-?) - Arménien catholique (auteur de : Le Liban. À la veille et au début de la guerre. Mémoire d'un Gouverneur, 1913-1915, publié en 2003)

Foreign Influence[edit]

Someone put that Lebanon was occupied by 'Martians' and 'Burmese' I just deleted that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:23, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

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I pulled this section from Saadallah Howayek, it might be useful here:

Administration of Mount Lebanon[edit]

In 1861 the Ottomans separated Mount Lebanon from Syria. They reunited the geography under a non-Lebanese Christian mutasarrif (governor) appointed by the Ottoman sultan and who had approval of the European powers.

The mutasarrif was assisted by an administrative council of twelve members from the various religious communities in Mount Lebanon:

The members were elected from the seven districts or Aqdya,

  • Batroun, one Maronite
  • Keserwan, one Maronite
  • Jezzine, one Maronite, one Druze and one Sunni Muslim
  • Matn, one Maronite, one Druze, one Shiite and one Greek Orthodox
  • Chouf, one Druze
  • Kura, one Greek Orthodox
  • Zahle, one Greek Catholic

SADADS (talk) 12:46, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

380 villages destroyed by Ottoman Syrian Druze?[edit]

Does amyone know where I could source and list the names of the 380 Ottoman Syrian Christian villages destroyed by Ottoman Syrian Druze and Muslims during the 1860 Lebanon conflict? Thanks! Chesdovi (talk) 09:49, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

There are a number of books which deal with this conflict. These should be added to a Further readings section in the 1860 Lebanon conflict article. An Occasion for War written by Fawaz gives a detailed account of the fighting that occurred, you should check it out. Eklipse (talk) 09:20, 14 November 2009 (UTC)


While much of this article seems relatively accurate given my understanding of the history of the region, it is woefully lacking in citations. If I get time I'll mark several of them, but as I read it I keep thinking citation, citation, citation! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:04, 5 August 2012 (UTC)