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Beware of small states : Lebanon, battleground of the Middle East

Author: David Hirst
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To understand Lebanon's history is to understand the history of the entire region - and, with the rise of Hizbullah, it has come to assume a disproportionate, dangerous power of its own.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hirst
ISBN: 9780571237418 057123741X
OCLC Number: 137221671
Description: xiv, 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The seeds of conflict, 1860-1923 --
Zionists and Maronites : an inadmissible affair, 1923-1948 --
The reckoning delayed : Lebanon escapes the consequences of the catastrophe, 1948-1967 --
Lebanon and the Palestinians : the road to civil war, 1967-1975 --
Civil war in Lebanon : proxy war for everyone else, 1975-1976 --
Imperial hubris : Israel wages "chosen war" in Lebanon, 1977-1982 --
The massacre of Sabra and Shatila : Israel's imperial nemesis, 1982-1985 --
Khomeini, Islamists and the Shiite uprising, 1979-1985 --
The civil war closes : Hizbullah rises, 1985-1992 --
Triumph of the warrior-priest : Hassan Nasrallah humbles Zion, 1992-2000 --
Redrawing the map of the Middle East, 2001-2006 --
Getting Syria out of Lebanon, 2004-2006 --
The Sixth War, 2006 --
Who won? 2006-2008 --
Gaza, 2009 --
Epilogue: Obama peace --
or Seventh War?
Responsibility: David Hirst.

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