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2014

Issue . 56
P. 40
Features
Living in an “Isle of Safety”: The Sidon Female Seminary in World War I and the Constraints of Compassion
ABSTRACT
In 1915 Charlotte H. Brown, the principal of the Sidon Female Seminary, an American missionary school in Lebanon, described how the staff and students were living dual lives – one the quiet life of teachers among pupils whose thoughts were bounded by the schoolyard walls and with minds mainly intent on the work near at hand.