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Lebanon : liberation, conflict, and crisis /
edited by Barry Rubin.
edition
1st pbk. ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xi, 244 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0230623069 (pbk.), 9780230623064 (pbk.)
format(s)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230623069 (pbk.)
9780230623064 (pbk.)
general note
Originally published: 2009.
abstract
Lebanon is constantly on the front page of the world's media. This book seeks to explain the contemporary situation in Lebanon and how it affects the region and the world.
catalogue key
7355831
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Barry Rubin is Director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) journal. He is the author of more than twenty-five and editor of over thirty books on the Middle East, including The Truth About Syria and The Muslim Brotherhood: The Organization and Policies of a Global Islamist Movement.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"A rare panoptical book on Lebanon, illustrating the country's complexity and exhilarating intangibles."--Michael Young, Opinion Editor, The Daily Star , Lebanon
"A rare panoptical book on Lebanon, illustrating the country's complexity and exhilarating intangibles."--Michael Young, Opinion Editor, The Daily Star, Lebanon
'A rare panoptical book on Lebanon, illustrating the country's complexity and exhilarating intangibles.' - Michael Young, Opinion Editor, The Daily Star, Lebanon
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Summaries
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Lebanon is constantly on the front page of the world's media. This book seeks to explain the contemporary situation in Lebanon and how it affects the region and the world
Main Description
No country in the world has more political battles, military conflicts, and ethnic complexity per person and per square mile than does Lebanon. Continually for fifty years, it has seen crisis after crisis, often drawing in direct U.S. and international involvement. Most recently, Lebanon has been the scene of a civil war, wars with Israel, a popular mass movement that expelled Syrian occupation, terror, hostage-taking, assassination, and the struggle between allies of Iran and the West. This book explains the issues, events, and personalities involved in one of the globe's most dramatic and important stories.
Main Description
No country in the world has more political battles, military conflicts, and ethnic complexity per person and per square mile than does Lebanon. Continually for fifty years, it has seen crisis after crisis, often drawing in direct U.S. and international involvement. Most recently, Lebanon has been the scene of a civil war, wars with Israel, a popular mass movement that expelled Syrian occupation, terror, hostage-taking, assassination, and the struggle between allies of Iran and the West. Thisbook explains the issues, events, and personalities involved in one of the globe's most dramatic and important stories.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Paperback Editionp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Reflections on Lebanonp. 9
What Makes Lebanon a Distinctive Country?p. 25
Lebanon's Militia Warsp. 35
Lebanon's Roller Coaster Ridep. 63
Demographic Dilemmasp. 83
Lebanon's Culture: Popular Music as a Case Studyp. 99
Lebanese Economy between Violence and Political Stalematep. 109
Islamist Groups in Lebanonp. 131
Hizballah in Lebanon: Between Tehran and Beirut, between the Struggle with Israel, and the Struggle with Israel, and the Struggle for Lebanonp. 155
The Lebanese Shi'a as a Political Communityp. 177
Israel and Lebanon: Problematic Proximityp. 195
America and the Lebanon Issuep. 213
Indexp. 239
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