Lebanon : the challenge of independence /
Eyal Zisser.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2000.
xiii, 297 p. ; 24 cm.
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London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2000.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-290) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Eyal Zisser is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern and African History and a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University.
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Eyal Zisser has written a well-researched and analytical study on the first decade following independence in Lebanon in 1943. International History Review
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The first decade of independence (1943-1952) was crucial to the political history of Lebanon, following the creation of the state in 1920 and the subsequent years of French tutelage. This period is defined by the presidency of Bishara al-Khuri, the first elected president, a founding father who played a vital part in forming the distinctive character of the Lebanese state and in Lebanon's later history, both rich and successful and troubled and tragic.
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The first decade of independence was crucial to the political history of Lebanon. This study draws on a wide range of sources including official state papers and private collections from Britain, France, USA, Lebanon and Israel.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: The Birth of the Lebanese Statep. 1
The Struggle for Independence
First Steps Along a New Roadp. 25
The 1943 Electionsp. 41
The National Pactp. 57
The November 1943 Crisisp. 68
First Steps
Between East and West: Lebanon on the International and Regional Scenep. 85
Domestic Challenges, 1943-47p. 103
Peak and Decline
At the Peak of Power: The 1947 General Elections; Khuri Elected for a Second Termp. 127
The 1948 War in Palestinep. 145
The Syrian-Lebanese Crisisp. 164
The Confrontation with the PPS, 1947-49p. 176
The Downfall
Khuri and Sulh: A Parting of the Waysp. 193
Rift with the Westp. 206
The Overthrowp. 220
Conclusionp. 241
Notesp. 247
Bibliographyp. 279
Indexp. 291
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