Amin Elias holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Le Mans (France). He is a specialist in History of ideas in the Arab-Mediterranean region. He is an assistant professor at Antonine University and Lebanese University (Lebanon), teaching History, Philosophy and courses related to politics and citizenship.
He has published several books in Arabic and French, including: Gamal al-Banna: l’islam, laïcité et la liberté (with D. Avon), Paris, l’Harmattan, 2013; Musulmans et laïcités, Bern, Peter Lang, 2014; Almâniyya min ‘indina (“Laïcité de chez nous”), Dar saer el-Machrek, Beirut, 2017; Lubnân bi qalam moufakiri al-nadwa al-lubnaniyya (“Le Liban comme l’écrivent les penseurs du Cénacle libanais”), Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Lebanon, 2012.
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Religious minorities in France
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