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Lebanon : a history, 600-2011

Author: William W Harris
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this impressive synthesis, William Harris narrates the history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its vicinity. He offers a fresh perspective on the antecedents of modern multi-communal Lebanon, tracing the consolidation of Lebanon's Christian, Muslim, and Islamic derived sects from their origins between the sixth and eleventh centuries. The identities of Maronite Christians, Twelver Shia Muslims,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William W Harris
ISBN: 9780195181128 0195181123 9780195181111 0195181115 9780190217839 0190217839
OCLC Number: 757935847
Description: xxv, 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Timeline for Lebanon and its communities --
Introduction --
pt. 1: Foundations : 1: Emerging communities, 600-1291 ; 2: Druze ascent, 1291-1633; 3: Mountain lords, 1633-1842 --
pt. 2: Modern Lebanon : 4: Emerging Lebanon, 1842-1942 ; 5: Independent Lebanon, 1943-1975 ; 6: Broken Lebanon, 1975-2011 --
Series Title: Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: William Harris.


The book explores the affairs of Mount Lebanon and its surrounds through fourteen centuries, beginning with the emergence of its Christian, Muslim and Islamic-derived communities between the sixth  Read more...
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Much of the recent literature about Lebanon deals with the civil war, and too much is biased or superficial. Harris's book shows no signs of bias and is certainly not superficial. Harris displays an Read more...

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