Martyr Cults and Political Identities in Lebanon
Based on the findings of this study, the number of party martyrs is an important symbolic reference point used in the competition between political actors on who was more determined to defend a cause. The numbers implicitly represent who should be considered as the more authentic follower of a claimed ideology or religion. Therefore, in terms of strategies to construct legitimacy, connecting the martyr cult with the “right cause” is highly important.
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