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New Texts Out Now: Ward Vloeberghs, Architecture, Power, and Religion in Lebanon

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Ward Vloeberghs, Architecture, Power, and Religion in Lebanon: Rafiq Hariri and the Politics of Sacred Space in Beirut. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Ward Vloeberghs (WV): While studying in Beirut in the early 2000s, I witnessed a construction site on the corner of Martyrs’ Square. Back then, contrasting rumors circulated as to what exactly was emerging on this central location, and who was in charge of the project. ...

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Ward Vloeberghs

 

Ward Vloeberghs is affiliated with the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Erasmus University College in Rotterdam as Senior Lecturer in Political Science. He is the author of Architecture, Power and Religion in Lebanon: Rafiq Hariri and the Politics of Sacred Space in Beirut (Brill, 2015).