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Mirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflict

Author: Sandra Mackey
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Like many Arab countries, Lebanon's population possesses no common identity strong enough to resolve internal struggles pitting tribe against tribe, religion against religion, sect against sect, or region against region. Nor have Lebanon's hollow central governments been able to prevent foreign powers from fighting proxy wars within its borders. Adding to the instability of the state is virulent discord resulting
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Mackey
ISBN: 9780393333749 0393333744
OCLC Number: 403152931
Description: 309 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Author's note --
Maps --
Introduction --
A collection of tribes --
The hollow state --
The Palestinians : victims and villains --
Woe be to the state --
Identity in pursuit of a nation --
The rise of the Shia --
A tale of four countries --
Islam as politics --
Afterword --
Acknowledgments --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Sandra Mackey.
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"Incisive, timely, and eminently readable. A wonderful guide to the complexity of the brewing conflict in Lebanon and what it will mean for the Middle East." -- Vali Nasr

 
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