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Distant relations : Iran and Lebanon in the last 500 years /
H.E. Chehabi ; with contributions by Rula Jurdi Abisaab ... [et al.].
imprint
Oxford : Centre for Lebanese Studies ; London : In association with I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, 2006.
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xiv, 322 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1860645615
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Oxford : Centre for Lebanese Studies ; London : In association with I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, 2006.
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1860645615
catalogue key
5847937
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The book is divided into three parts: "Iran and Pre-Independence Lebanon," "Pahlavi Iran and the First Republic," and the "Islamic Republic and Hizbullah." Nearly half the articles are by editor Chehabi (international relations and history, Boston Univ.). Some essays overlap in data, others are replete with minutiae, rendering the process of understanding very difficult. The authors focus on the 500-year relationship between Shi'ite Safavids in the 16th century and the Shi`ites of Jabal`Amil in South Lebanon, who provided many of the clerics of Shi`ite Persia. Authors attribute the radicalization of the Lebanese Shi'ite community to the work of Musa Sadr, "the iconic Iranian cleric" of Lebanese ancestry who was instrumental in raising political consciousness in South Lebanon. The Lebanese civil war invited Iran to play an influential role in the Lebanese Shi`ite community by funding and supporting the evolvement of Hizbullah. This work is the first definitive study of the interaction between the Shi`ites of Lebanon and successive Iranian regimes, providing clues to Iran's future political and international course in the wake of Khomeini's Islamic revolution. There is no separate bibliography, making it difficult to keep track of the rich Persian and Western sources, except in textual context. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. C. E. Farah University of Minnesota
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Iran and Lebanon have touched each other's fortunes, on religious, political, and cultural levels, for over 500 years. "Iran and Lebanon" is the first definitive study of the centuries-long contact between these countries, and provides the only basis for any understanding of their effect on the world today.
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Iran and Lebanon have touched each others fortunes, on religious, political, and cultural levels, for over 500 years. Distant Relations is the first definitive study of the centuries-long contact between these countries, and provides the only basis for any understanding of their effect on the world today.
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Iran and Lebanon have touched each other's fortunes, on religious, political, and cultural levels, for over 500 years. Iran and Lebanon is the first definitive study of the centuries-long contact between these countries, and provides the only basis for any understanding of their effect on the world today.
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Iran and Lebanon have touched each other's fortunes, on religious, political, and cultural levels, for over 500 years. "Iran and Lebanon is the first definitive study of the centuries-long contact between these countries, and provides the only basis for any understanding of their effect on the world today.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Iran and Lebanon have touched each other's fortunes, on religious, political and cultural levels, for over 500 years. Beginning with the emigration of Shi'ite ulema from Jabal Amil to Safavid Persia in the 16th century. This is a study of the centuries-long contact between these countries.
Short Annotation
Iran and Lebanon have touched each other's fortunes, on religious, political and cultural levels, for over 500 years. This is a study of the centuries-long contact between these countries.
Table of Contents
Five centuries of Lebanese-Iranian encountersp. 1
Iran and pre-independence Lebanonp. 1
From Jabal 'Amil to Persiap. 51
History and self-image : the 'Amili Ulema in Syria and Iran (fourteenth to sixteenth centuries)p. 62
An Iranian enclave in Beirut : Baha'i students at the American University of Beirut, 1906-1948p. 96
An Iranian in First World War Beirut : Qasem Ghani's reminiscencesp. 120
Pahlavi Iran and the first republic
Musa Sadr and Iranp. 137
The security relationship between Lebanon and pre-revolutionary Iranp. 162
The anti-Shah opposition and Lebanonp. 180
The Islamic Republic and Hizballah
Iran and Lebanon in the revolutionary decadep. 201
The cleric as organic intellectual : revolutionary Shi'ism in the Lebanese Hawzasp. 231
Hizballah's public and social services and Iranp. 259
Iran and Lebanon after Khomeinip. 287
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