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The Claims of Culture at Empire's EndSyria and Lebanon under French Rule$
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Jennifer M. Dueck

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264478

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264478.001.0001

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Fractured Messages in a Common Tongue: France’s Educational Emissaries

Fractured Messages in a Common Tongue: France’s Educational Emissaries

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(p.34) Chapter 1 Fractured Messages in a Common Tongue: France’s Educational Emissaries
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The Claims of Culture at Empire's End
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Jennifer M. Dueck

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264478.003.0003

This chapter discusses the French cultural networks, addressing various conflicts and contrary agendas among players who were all ostensibly united in their goal to provide a French education for local children. French culture in the Levant during the 1930s and 1940s is inseparable from the person of Gabriel Bounoure. He combined a single-minded devotion to promoting French culture with flexibility and sophistication in his approach to both Syro-Lebanese and French political struggles. The discussion also addresses the effects of the successive Vichy and Free French administrations on the status of three specific groups of private educators: the Catholic missions, the secular Mission laïque française, and the Jewish Alliance israélite universelle.

Keywords:   France, cultural networks, Gabriel Bounore, Free French administrations, Vichy administration, Catholic missions

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