Faces of Lebanon

sects, wars, and global extensions by William W. Harris

Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers in Princeton, NJ

Written in English
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  • Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990.

Edition Notes

StatementWilliam W. Harris.
SeriesPrinceton series on the Middle East
LC ClassificationsDS87 .H3723 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 354 p.
Number of Pages354
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL972023M
ISBN 101558761152, 1558761160
ISBN 109781558761162, 9781558761155
LC Control Number96008855

  A number of very good suggestions above I second William Harris’s “Faces of Lebanon” as an excellent first book to read about Lebanon. Two great books seem to be left out of the above lists however. Farid el-Khazin’s “Breakdown of the State in Lebanon: ” is the most comprehensive account of the Civil War’s outbreak. Faces of Lebanon: Sects, Wars, and Global Extensions. Harris, William “If there’s a gaping hole in your knowledge of the Middle East just north of Israel, Harris’s straightforward, thorough guide to Lebanon will more than plug the gap. Harris. of the country from about to B.C.E. and absorbed aspects of the many other cultures around them. The Phoenicians are celebrated today in the government-supervised history books as the inventors of the alphabet and as the symbol of Lebanon's golden past. Art and photography books bring the vision of the world to your very eyes. Art is fundamental to the human experience, and just one art book can show you millions of dollars worth of old masters from around the world without the need to leave your couch. Photography books let you see the world as people like Ansel Adams and F-Stop Fitzgerald.

The reality was quite different. In his book “Intelligence and Decision Making: The IDF Leaving Lebanon as a Case Study” (), IDF Brig. Gen. (ret.) Amos Gilboa, a former head of the analysis department of Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate (Aman), revealed that Barak made his fundamental decisions on the evacuation without consulting Israeli intelligence.   The reality was quite different. In his book Intelligence and Decision Making: The IDF Leaving Lebanon as a Case Study (), Brig. Gen. (ret.) Amos Gilboa, a former head of the analysis department of Israeli military intelligence, revealed that Barak made his fundamental decisions on the evacuation without consulting Israeli intelligence. The.   CAIRO: A Kuwaiti citizen has been arrested on Sunday after slapping an Egyptian cashier three times at a supermarket in Kuwait. The case has been .   2. Gallic ghosts linger. The French "mandate" over Lebanon may have lasted for "just" 23 years, but it left its imprint on the capital. Much of the east side of central Lebanon still dreams, to an.

For a detailed look on the tragedies Lebanon has faced from the s to the late s, read this tremendous book! Robert Fisk did a great job at being objective. Didn't think someone could be as objective when it comes to history & politics, and especially Lebanese history & politics/5().   The Alexander Sarcophagus, now in the Museum of Archaeology in Istanbul (Wikimedia Commons) In , many striking artifacts were discovered, including “a sacred musical instrument from the Iron Age, the head of a Phoenician figurine, a ring from the Roman age, and a large storage room for wheat from 3, B.C.”The ancient sistrum, a musical rattle, featured the face of Hathor, Egyptian. Lebanon is a semi-presidential parliamentary democratic republic within the overall framework of confessionalism, a form of consociationalism in which the highest offices are proportionately reserved for representatives from certain religious communities. The constitution grants the people the right to change their government. However, from the mids until the parliamentary elections in.   Like everything in Lebanon, his calculation may have been right. Because Beirut, like Tripoli — and Haifa, for that matter — is built on one of those ancient east Mediterranean promontories, like “the face of an old fisherman” as Fairouz memorably called her capital city.

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Faces of Lebanon is a must-read for anyone trying to grasp those diverging interests. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse.

Bennett. out of 5 stars Could have been better. Reviewed in the United States on Ap /5(3). William Harris's The New Face of Lebanon is a fairly comprehensive history of modern Lebanon (i.e. after ). Although he does spend time discussing the history of Lebanon prior tothe main thrust of the book focuses on the period of the French mandate and by: In this work, William Harris makes no attempt to hide his affection for Lebanon (his wife is a Shi'i Muslim, and his family frequently visits the country).

However he seeks to present a relatively unbiased overview of Lebanon sincefrom geography and land squabbles to political leaders and their manoeuvrings. He offers a balance between the wry asides of taxi drivers and floating local. Faces of Lebanon. The Declining Popularity of Hezbollah-leader Hassan Nasrallah.

Over the past three years, Nasrallah’s support in the Islamic world has experienced a sharp decline. Many observers believe that the leader’s recent actions and stances have been a highly effective way to squander decades of hard-won popularity.

No book could possibly describe the different faces of 21st century Beirut better than Beirut Noir. This anthology of short stories by Lebanese writers living in different neighborhoods of Beirut covers the spectrum of the city’s paradoxical moods and colors – urban.

Please, take some time, and scroll down to take a closer look at “Lebanon’s Famous Faces.” Rick Mount Born in Lebanon on January 5 thRick Mount attended Lebanon High School, and became the first high school athlete to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Mount went on from high school to play basketball at Purdue.

Lebanon: A History, by (Oxford University Press; ) pages; on the evolution of the Maronite Christian, Druze, and Twelver Shia communities centered on Mount Lebanon through Frankish, Mamluk, and Ottoman rule, and considers the problems of social cohesion in modern Lebanon, founded in Johnson, Michael.

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Soon, the argument was over, a group sing a long had replaced conflict. You were only 18 years old. In my dreams, I see your face and reply our last conversation that day. You are happy now, in the arms of God. Save a place for me, I'll be there soon my son. (Click to view) Aliza Garibay, born 24 Januarydied 28 June in El Centro.

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Get this from a library. Faces of Lebanon: sects, wars, and global extensions. [William W Harris] -- If there's a gaping hole in your knowledge of the Middle East just north of Israel, Harris's straightforward, thorough guide to Lebanon will more than plug the gap.

Harris makes no attempt to hide. 15 hours ago  The verdicts on Tuesday at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, verdicts “will seem like little more than a postscript to an out-of-print book.” and face maximum sentences of life.

Makram Rabah is a lecturer at the American University of Beirut, department of history. His forthcoming book, “Conflict on Mount Lebanon: The Druze, the Maronites and Collective Memory,” (Edinburgh University Press) covers collective identities and the Lebanese Civil War. Faces of Lebanon: sects, wars, and global extensions.

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Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Lebanon Link. 13, likes 3, talking about this. Lebanon Link is the Buzz around Lebanon. Current news, events, weather, opinion and chatter about Lebanon Missouri and topics of interest from. Prehistoric Times. The earliest known settlements in Lebanon date back to earlier than BC.

In Byblos, which is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, archaeologists have discovered remnants of prehistoric huts with crushed limestone floors, primitive weapons, and burial jars which are evidence of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic fishing communities who lived.

Lebanon is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The official name of the country is the Lebanese Republic. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus is west across the Mediterranean Sea.

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A very potent and informative book that tells the story of Lebanon, from the days of autonomous Mount Lebanon within the Ottoman Sultanate to the immediate aftermath of the signing of the Taif Agreement in So many of the problems that we face today in Lebanon seem to have reared their ugly head in countless times in Lebanon's history/5(14).

16 hours ago  FILE – In this Feb. 14, file photo, former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, center, speaks to people outside the Lebanese Parliament minutes.

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BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities have taken into custody 16 individuals as part of an investigation into the Beirut port warehouse explosion that shook the capital, state news agency NNA said on Thursday.

DUBAI: Congratulations are in order for former “Miss Lebanon” Valerie Abou Chakra. The model tied the knot with Lebanese businessman Ziad Ammar in an extravagant ceremony held at. The explosion in the Port of Beirut, which killed at least people and injured about 4, others, is the latest blow to Lebanon, which already faces an economic, political and public health.

The study also found that the Bronze Age inhabitants of Sidon, a major Canaanite city-state in modern-day Lebanon, had the same genetic profile. Faces of Lebanon: Sects, Wars, and Global Extensions: Harris, William W.: Books - Donald F. Foltz, born 22 Marchdied 30 March in Lebanon, Pennsylvania Our Remembrance he best father, husband, and grandfather a family could ever ask for.

I hope you are at peace, watching a Penn State game or on vacation at the beach. You will never be forgotten. I. A nother high profile Conservative MP has urged the Government to "act promptly" following the blast in Beirut, saying the West must consider the "longer term issues" facing Lebanon.LEBANON — A two-year-old Facebook comment by Tyson Warmoth has led to his removal as Lebanon police chief, after three years on the job.

The announcement came Friday from Lebanon .Introduction: Lebanon and the word --[Part 1, Elements of Lebanon] --Land and geopolitics --Sects and identities --Families and rulers --[Part 2, Greater Lebanon, ] --A house on sand, --Into the abyss, --Militias and cantons, --[Part 3, Lebanon after the Cold War] --The adventure of Michel Aoun --Lebanon and.