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Conflict, Conquest, and ConversionTwo Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East$
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Reeva Spector Simon and Eleanor Tejirian

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231138659

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231138659.001.0001

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The Imperialist Moment

The Imperialist Moment

From the Congress of Berlin to World War I

(p.115) Six The Imperialist Moment
Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion

Eleanor H. Tejirian

Reeva Spector Simon

Columbia University Press

This chapter discusses increased European involvement in the Middle East and North Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the corresponding expansion of the missionary movement. Topics covered include the Congress of Berlin in 1878; German incursions into the Middle East and the opposition by the French; France's dominant position in the Middle East and North Africa; deterioration of French relations with the Catholic Church at the turn of the twentieth century; the establishment of Italian schools in Turkey, Syria, and Morocco; British occupation of Egypt in 1882; and American Protestants's expanded presence in the region under the protective umbrella of the European presence.

Keywords:   imperialism, missionary movement, Middle East, North Africa, Europeans, Christians, American Protestants, Catholic Church

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