A History of Modern Lebanon
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A History of Modern Lebanon

By Fawwaz Traboulsi
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This is the second updated edition of the first comprehensive history of Lebanon in the modern period. Written by a leading Lebanese scholar, and based on previously inaccessible archives, it is a fascinating and beautifully-written account of one of the world's most fabled countries.Starting with the formation of Ottoman Lebanon in the 16th century, Traboulsi covers the growth of Beirut as a capital for trade and culture through the 19th century. The main part of the book concentrates on Lebanon's development in the 20th century and the conflicts that led up to the major wars in the 1970s and 1980s. This edition contains a new chapter and updates throughout the text.This is a rich history of Lebanon that brings to life its politics, its people and the crucial role that it has always played in world affairs.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • List of Maps
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • PART I: OTTOMAN LEBANON
  • 1 The Emirate of Mount Lebanon (1523–1842)
  • 2 The Bloody Death of the Muqata‘ji System (1842–1861)
  • 3 Grandeur and Misery of the Mutasarrifiya (1861–1915)
  • 4 Beirut, Capital of Trade and Culture (1820–1918)
  • PART II: STATE AND SOCIETY
  • 5 Greater Lebanon: The Dialectics of Attachment and Detachment (1915–1920)
  • 6 From Mandate to Independence (1920–1943)
  • 7 The Merchant Republic (1943–1952)
  • 8 The Pro-Western Authoritarianism of Kamil Sham‘un (1952–1958)
  • 9 Shihabism and the Difficult Autonomy of the State (1958–1970)
  • 10 From Social Crisis to Civil War (1968–1975)
  • PART III: THE WARS OF LEBANON
  • 11 Reform by Arms (1975–1976)
  • 12 The Longest Coup d’état (1977–1982)
  • 13 The War Order (1983–1990)
  • 14 Ambiguities and Contradictions of the Ta’if Agreement
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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