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Lebanon

Author: Sean Sheehan; Zawiah Abdul Latif; Elizabeth Schmermund
Publisher: New York : Cavendish Square Publishing, 2017. ©2017
Series: Cultures of the world (third edition)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Lebanon has a rich, varied, and at times difficult past. This book examines the key aspects of life in Lebanon today--its history, geography, economy, environment, language, and lifestyle--and discusses the country's existence in the global community.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sheehan, Sean, 1951-
Lebanon.
New York : Cavendish Square Publishing, 2018
(DLC) 2016057526
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Sheehan; Zawiah Abdul Latif; Elizabeth Schmermund
ISBN: 9781502626127 1502626128
OCLC Number: 966273419
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Lebanon today --
Geography. Four regions --
Rivers --
Climate --
Plants --
Animals --
Largest cities --
History. Early inhabitants --
The Phoenicians --
The Roman Empire --
Muslim conquest --
Christian crusaders --
The Ottoman Empire --
The French mandate and independence --
Civil war --
The Taif agreement --
Government. Political system --
Hezbollah --
Regional tensions --
Civil rights --
Economy. Before the civil war --
After the civil war --
The Syrian civil war --
Natural resources --
Agriculture --
Industry --
Development --
Trade --
The banking industry --
Environment. Air quality --
Quarrying --
Pesticide use --
Water pollution --
Unregulated development --
A polluted water table --
Conservation --
Environmental treaties --
Al Chouf Cedar Reserve --
Palm Islands Reserve --
Tyre Beach Reserve --
Lebanese. Ethnicity --
Confessionalism --
Arabs --
Druze --
Maronite Christians --
Palestinian refugees --
Militias --
Lebanese around the world --
Lifestyle. Recovery --
Remaining scars --
Economic divisions --
Youth --
Women's status --
Cosmetics --
Clothing --
Life in the country --
Loyalty to family --
Education --
Religion. Islam --
Shiism --
Druze --
Sunni Muslims --
Catholics --
Maronites --
Language. Arabic --
The St. Saviour monastery --
A political statement --
Body language --
Arts. Ancient art --
Traditional instruments --
Contemporary music --
Folk dance --
Traditional art --
Movies and theater --
Literature --
Leisure. Family life --
Going out --
Nightlife --
Sports --
Leisure activities --
Festivals. Religious festivals --
Christian festivals --
Independence day --
The Baalbeck festival --
Food. Famous dishes --
Meals --
Beverages --
Restaurants --
Kitchens --
Map of Lebanon --
About the economy --
About the culture --
Timeline --
Glossary.
Series Title: Cultures of the world (third edition)
Responsibility: Sean Sheehan, Zawiah Abdul Latif, and Elizabeth Schmermund.

Abstract:

Lebanon has a rich, varied, and at times difficult past. This book examines the key aspects of life in Lebanon today--its history, geography, economy, environment, language, and lifestyle--and discusses the country's existence in the global community.

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