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Shihab Flag ca. 1697-1842 (Historical Flags, Lebanon)

Last modified: 2004-12-29 by santiago dotor
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[Shihab Flag ca. 1697-1842 (Lebanon)]
by Santiago Dotor

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According to Nehmé 1995, "Shehabian Flag: Consisted of a blue cloth with a white crescent."

Santiago Dotor, 26 September 2000

Usually spelt Shihab or Chehab. The Chehab dinasty webpage in the Almanach de Bruxelles says:

Originally a religious sect of Islam, the Druzes were assigned by the Atabeg of Damas[cus] most of Lebanon in 1119. The rulers belonged to the Maanid dynasty replaced in 1697 by the related Sunni Chehab Emirs who lost their sovereign power in 1842.
This would date the Shihab or Shehabian flag ca. 1697-1842 and the Maanid or Maaniïte flags ca. 1119-1967.

Santiago Dotor, 8 May 2003