Revisiting Martyrs' Square...again: Absence and Presence in Cultural Memory

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dc.contributor.editor Lambert, Ladina; Ochsner, Andrea en_US 2010-05-28T09:41:36Z 2010-05-28T09:41:36Z 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008003066 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dados Nour 2009, 'Revisiting Martyrs' Square...again: Absence and Presence in Cultural Memory', in NA (ed.), Transaction Publishers, Bielefeld, Germany, pp. 169-181. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9783899429626 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.description.abstract During the Lebanese civil war,' the area known as Martyrs' Square (Sahat al-Shuhadah) was transformed into a line of demarcation between Beirut's so-called "Eastern" and "Western" sectors. The Square, previously a thriving cultural hub, had been along-standing emblem of Beirut's cosmopolitanism, its literary license and its political freedom. In the years 1915 and 1916, this same square had witnessed the hangings of Beirut's original martyrs under the Ottomans, the martyrs whose later commemoration gave the square its name. Since the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 and his burial in the nearby area, there have been several attempts to reclaim some of the numerous associations of the past: the square as a symbol of revolution, the square as the centre of the city,the square as a cosmopolitan sphere, the square as a symbol ofnational unity, the square as memorial for Lebanon's martyrs. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Transaction Publishers en_US
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dc.title Revisiting Martyrs' Square...again: Absence and Presence in Cultural Memory en_US
dc.parent Moment to Monument: The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
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dc.publocation Bielefeld, Germany en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 169 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 181 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
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dc.personcode 999177 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
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