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A history of modern Lebanon [electronic resource] /
Fawwaz Traboulsi.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
London : Pluto Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Palgrave Macmillian, 2012.
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x, 308 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9780745332741 (pbk.)
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Book
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imprint
London : Pluto Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Palgrave Macmillian, 2012.
isbn
9780745332741 (pbk.)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11676762
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-290) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Fawwaz Traboulsi is Associate Professor teaching history and politics at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. He is the author of several books.
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Appeared in Choice on 2007-09-01:
Since the last history of Lebanon was published some four decades ago, Ottoman archives have been organized and made accessible and most US State Department archives have been opened. Using those primary sources as well as European documents and recent research by a number of scholars, Traboulsi (Lebanese American Univ. in Beirut) has written a comprehensive history that traces its evolution from its addition to the ever-expanding Ottoman Empire in 1516 to the present. The author objectively and clearly explains Lebanon's administration under the Turks, the Sykes-Picot Accord, the French mandate between the two world wars, full independence after 1945, and the Palestinian refugees after 1948. As Charles Glass states: "Fawwaz Traboulsi puts Lebanon's long war into a context that makes it comprehensible and, perhaps, inevitable." This is a study not only in politics or economics or international relations, but in culture as well. It should be on the required reading list of any serious student of Lebanon--or, for that matter, the Middle East. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. N. Rassekh Lewis and Clark College
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Fawwaz Trabulsi puts Lebanon's long war into a context that makes it comprehensible and, perhaps, inevitable. Everyone who is curious about that beautiful and tormented country should read his history, one of the best yet.
Skillfully weaving together social, political, cultural and economic history, this deeply informed and penetrating study provides a rich understanding of the vibrant, tragic, but ever hopeful Lebanese 'door to East and West', tracing the intricacies of this fascinating society to their historical roots and revealing the complex web that has emerged. It closes with the observation that 'a new period in the history of Lebanon had begun' in 1990, a period that has been marked by achievements and horrors, but with the promise for the better future that its people surely deserve.
"Skillfully weaving together social, political, cultural and economic history, this deeply informed and penetrating study provides a rich understanding of the vibrant, tragic, but ever hopeful Lebanese 'door to East and West', tracing the intricacies of this fascinating society to their historical roots and revealing the complex web that has emerged. It closes with the observation that 'a new period in the history of Lebanon had begun' in 1990, a period that has been marked by achievements and horrors, but with the promise for the better future that its people surely deserve." Noam Chomsky "Fawwaz Trabulsi puts Lebanon's long war into a context that makes it comprehensible and, perhaps, inevitable. Everyone who is curious about that beautiful and tormented country should read his history, one of the best yet." Charles Glass, author of The Northern Front and The Tribes Triumphant "This is a unique work. Fawwaz Traboulsi provides a compelling account of Lebanon's emergence as a state, a critical appraisal of its autonomy, a pathbreaking analysis of its social origins in the intimate and ever changing relationship of caste and class. For anyone seeking to understand Lebanon and the Middle East, this work, written by one of the most prominent intellectuals and journalists of Lebanon and the Arab world, cannot be ignored." Irene Gendzier, Professor of History, Boston University
This is a unique work. Fawwaz Traboulsi provides a compelling account of Lebanon_s emergence as a state, a critical appraisal of its autonomy, a pathbreaking analysis of its social origins in the intimate and ever changing relationship of caste and class. For anyone seeking to understand Lebanon and the Middle East, this work, written by one of the most prominent intellectuals and journalists of Lebanon and the Arab world, cannot be ignored.
This is a unique work. Fawwaz Traboulsi provides a compelling account of Lebanon's emergence as a state, a critical appraisal of its autonomy, a pathbreaking analysis of its social origins in the intimate and ever changing relationship of caste and class. For anyone seeking to understand Lebanon and the Middle East, this work, written by one of the most prominent intellectuals and journalists of Lebanon and the Arab world, cannot be ignored.
Traboulsi writes what has eluded us for a long time, a history of modern lebanon that includes the civil war and post civil war periods. In addition, Traboulsi's focus on economic history and political economy provides important insights to many of the historical events that are read, perhaps too quickly, as 'oesectarian.'
Traboulsi writes what has eluded us for a long time, a history of modern lebanon that includes the civil war and post civil war periods. In addition, Traboulsi's focus on economic history and political economy provides important insights to many of the historical events that are read, perhaps too quickly, as _sectarian._
Traboulsi writes what has eluded us for a long time, a history of modern lebanon that includes the civil war and post civil war periods. In addition, Traboulsi's focus on economic history and political economy provides important insights to many of the historical events that are read, perhaps too quickly, as 'sectarian.'
Traboulsi writes what has eluded us for a long time, a history of modern lebanon that includes the civil war and post civil war periods. In addition, Traboulsi's focus on economic history and political economy provides important insights to many of the historical events that are read, perhaps too quickly, as "sectarian."
Traboulsi writes what has eluded us for a long time, a history of modern lebanon that includes the civil war and post civil war periods. In addition, Traboulsi's focus on economic history and political economy provides important insights to many of the historical events that are read, perhaps too quickly, as sectarian.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Starting with the formation of Ottoman Lebanon in the 16th century, this volume covers the growth of Beirut as a capital for trade and culture through the 19th century. It concentrates on Lebanon's development in the 20th century and the conflicts that led up to the major wars in the 1970s and 1980s.
Main Description
This is the second updated edition of the first comprehensive history of Lebanon in the modern period. Written by a leading Lebanese scholar, and based on previously inaccessible archives, it is a fascinating and beautifully-written account of one of the world's most fabled countries.*BR**BR*Starting with the formation of Ottoman Lebanon in the 16th century, Traboulsi covers the growth of Beirut as a capital for trade and culture through the 19th century. The main part of the book concentrates on Lebanon's development in the 20th century and the conflicts that led up to the major wars in the 1970s and 1980s. This edition contains a new chapter and updates throughout the text.*BR**BR*This is a rich history of Lebanon that brings to life its politics, its people and the crucial role that it has always played in world affairs.
Main Description
This is the second updated edition of the first comprehensive history of Lebanon in the modern period. Written by a leading Lebanese scholar, and based on previously inaccessible archives, it is a fascinating and beautifully-written account of one of the world's most fabled countries. Starting with the formation of Ottoman Lebanon in the 16th century, Traboulsi covers the growth of Beirut as a capital for trade and culture through the 19th century. The main part of the book concentrates on Lebanon's development in the 20th century and the conflicts that led up to the major wars in the 1970s and 1980s. This edition contains a new chapter and updates throughout the text. This is a rich history of Lebanon that brings to life its politics, its people and the crucial role that it has always played in world affairs.
Main Description
This is the second updated edition of the first comprehensive history of Lebanon in the modern period. Written by a leading Lebanese scholar, and based on previously inaccessible archives, it is a fascinating and beautifully-written account of one of the world's most fabled countries.Starting with the formation of Ottoman Lebanon in the 16th century, Traboulsi covers the growth of Beirut as a capital for trade and culture through the 19th century. The main part of the book concentrates on Lebanon's development in the 20th century and the conflicts that led up to the major wars in the 1970s and 1980s. This edition contains a new chapter and updates throughout the text.This is a rich history of Lebanon that brings to life its politics, its people and the crucial role that it has always played in world affairs.
Main Description
This is the updated edition of the first comprehensive history of Lebanon in the modern period. Written by a leading Lebanese scholar, and based on previously inaccessible archives, it is a fascinating and beautifully-written account of one of the world's most fabled countries. Starting with the formation of Ottoman Lebanon in the 16th century, Traboulsi covers the growth of Beirut as a capital for trade and culture through the 19th century. The main part of the book concentrates on Lebanon's development in the 20th century and the conflicts that led up to the major wars in the 1970s and 1980s. This edition contains a new chapter and updates throughout the text. This is a rich history of Lebanon that brings to life its politics, its people, and the crucial role that it has always played in world affairs.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Ottoman Lebanon
The Emirate of Mount Lebanon (1523-1842)p. 3
The Bloody Death of the Muqata'ji System (1842-1861)p. 24
Grandeur and Misery of the Mutasarrifiya (1861-1915)p. 41
Beirut, Capital of Trade and Culture (1820-1918)p. 52
State and Society
Greater Lebanon: The Dialectics of Attachment and Detachment (1915-1920)p. 75
From Mandate to Independence (1920-1943)p. 88
The Merchant Republic (1943-1952)p. 110
The Pro-Western Authoritarianism of Kamil Sham'un (1952-1958)p. 129
Shihabism and the Difficult Autonomy of the State (1958-1970)p. 139
From Social Crisis to Civil War (1968-1975)p. 157
The Wars of Lebanon
Reform by Arms (1975-1976)p. 193
The Longest Coup d'état (1977-1982)p. 211
The War Order (1983-1990)p. 226
Ambiguities and Contradictions of the Ta'if Agreementp. 246
Chronologyp. 253
Glossaryp. 261
Notesp. 263
Bibliographyp. 281
Indexp. 291
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