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Published: 15 January 2015

400 Pages | 35 halftones


ISBN: 9780190217839

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A History, 600 - 2011

William Harris

Studies in Middle Eastern History

  • Spans 14 centuries to narrate the basis of the origins of modern Lebanon.
  • Argues that Lebanon's sectarian politics are as much (if not more) a product of prolonged indigenous evolution as of nineteenth century European/Ottoman interventions.
  • Contends that modern Lebanon would not have broken down if the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war had not taken place.
  • Synthesizes archival research and secondary sources.