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Lebanon

Lebanon

Current Issues and Background

  • Author: John C. Rolland
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781590338711
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 235
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Lebanon - Current Issues & Background

Lebanon

Lebanon

  • Author: Paul Doyle
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1841625582
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 364
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his new edition of Bradt's Lebanon remains the most comprehensive and detailed English-language guide available. In addition to its more in-depth coverage of essential background information such as history, culture and religion the guide has expanded treatment for the business traveller and prospective property buyer. Subjects such as the environment and responsible travel are given increased emphasis, and there is plenty of additional information for those interested in volunteering opportunities. The guide also caters for all types of travellers and budgets with extensive listings and reviews for accommodation and restaurants. There is also a new section on travelling with children. With a comprehensive language appendix covering both Arabic and French together with an expanded further reading section for this new edition, Bradt's Lebanon is an indispensable practical companion for use within the country and a useful work of reference for armchair travellers too. Although only half the size of Wales, Lebanon offers extraordinary diversity. Here, some of the oldest human settlements in the world at the Phoenician ports of Tyre, Sidon and Byblos sit alongside modern Beirut, popular for its cuisine, eclectic nightlife and mosaic of peoples. In Lebanon's second city, Tripoli, busy medieval souks are watched over by a vast Crusader castle. Outside the city, snow-capped mountains and the lush Qadisha Valley with its snaking river and waterfalls provide entertainment for skiers and hikers, while the Mediterranean Sea draws sun and watersports enthusiasts. Bradt's Lebanon provides detailed cultural and practical information to this increasingly popular destination. It also provides in-depth historical and religious background enabling visitors to travel with awareness and sensitivity.

Pity the Nation

Pity the Nation

Lebanon at War

  • Author: Robert Fisk
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192801302
  • Category: History
  • Page: 727
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Pity the Nation ranks among the classic accounts of war in our time, both as historical document and as an eyewitness testament to human savagery. Written by one of Britain's foremost journalists, this remarkable book combines political analysis and war reporting in an unprecedented way: it isan epic account of the Lebanon conflict by an author who has personally witnessed the carnage of Beirut for over a decade. Fisk's book recounts the details of a terrible war but it also tells a story of betrayal and illusion, of Western blindness that had led inevitably to political and militarycatastrophe.Updated and revised, Fisk's book gives us a further insight into this troubled part of the world.'Robert Fisk is one of the outstanding reporters of this generation. As a war correpondent he is unrivalled.'Edward Mortimer, Financial Times

The War for Lebanon, 1970-1985

The War for Lebanon, 1970-1985

  • Author: Itamar Rabinovich,Ettinger Chair in Contemporary History of the Middle East Director the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Itamar Rabinovich,Îtāmār Rabînôvîṣ
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801493133
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 262
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The war for Lebanon -- a conflict of domestic and external forces seeking to shape and control the Lebanese entity -- began long before 1970 and unfortunately did not end in 1983. But these years, the focus of this book, form a particularly significant phase in the history of both Lebanon and its immediate environment. The events of this period unfolded through 4 distinct stages: the collapse of the Lebanese political system between 1970 and 1975; the civil war of 1975-76; the lingering crisis of the years 1976-82; and the war of 1982. This book primarily explores the interplay between Lebanon's domestic politics and developments in the larger Middle East.

Who's who in Lebanon

Who's who in Lebanon

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Lebanon
  • Page: N.A
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Lebanon

Lebanon

  • Author: Linda Hutchison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781590181164
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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Presents information on the history, geography, people, culture, and contemporary issues of the country of Lebanon.

Lebanon

Lebanon

The Politics of Frustration - The Failed Coup of 1961

  • Author: Adel Beshara
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136006141
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Lebanon examines the ideological, political and social underpinnings of the attempted coup against General Chihab's government in Lebanon in 1961. The author analyzes the role of the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party, the history of the army in Lebanon and it role in Lebanese politics and the impact of the coup on Lebanese political life. This book provides an extraordinary insight into the mechanisms of military coups in the Arab world and will be of interest to students and researchers of the history and politics of the Middle East.

(Re)constructing Armenia in Lebanon and Syria

(Re)constructing Armenia in Lebanon and Syria

Ethno-cultural Diversity and the State in the Aftermath of a Refugee Crisis

  • Author: Nicola Migliorino
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781845453527
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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For almost nine decades, since their mass-resettlement to the Levant in the wake of the Genocide and First World War, the Armenian communities of Lebanon and Syria appear to have successfully maintained a distinct identity as an ethno-culturally diverse group, in spite of representing a small non-Arab and Christian minority within a very different, mostly Arab and Muslim environment. The author shows that, while in Lebanon the state has facilitated the development of an extensive and effective system of Armenian ethno-cultural preservation, in Syria the emergence of centralizing, authoritarian regimes in the 1950s and 1960s has severely damaged the autonomy and cultural diversity of the Armenian community. Since 1970, the coming to power of the Asad family has contributed to a partial recovery of Armenian ethno-cultural diversity, as the community seems to have developed some form of tacit arrangement with the regime. In Lebanon, on the other hand, the Armenian community suffered the consequences of the recurrent breakdown of the consociational arrangement that regulates public life. In both cases the survival of Armenian cultural distinctiveness seems to be connected, rather incidentally, with the continuing 'search for legitimacy' of the state.

Lebanon

Lebanon

Liberation, Conflict, and Crisis

  • Author: B. Rubin
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230622437
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 244
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No country in the world has more political battles, military conflicts, and ethnic complexity per person and per square mile than does Lebanon. This book explains the issues, events, and personalities involved in one of the globe's most dramatic and important stories.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Law and Practice

  • Author: Amal Alamuddin,Nidal Nabil Jurdi,David Tolbert
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191511161
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 380
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This book provides a full analytical overview of the establishment and functioning of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the newest and most controversial of the UN-sponsored international criminal courts. In 2005, Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri was assassinated in a huge blast that reverberated across Lebanon and the region. The Tribunal was established with a mandate to try the perpetrators of the Hariri killing, as well as those responsible for other killings that are 'connected' to this core crime. Individuals associated with the Hezbollah group have been indicted to be tried in the court in The Hague-but in their absence as their locations are unknown. The Tribunal is the UN's first attempt at addressing terrorism in an international criminal court, and the first attempt to set up international trials following crimes committed in the Middle East region. The court's narrow mandate and unique procedures have led many to question what kind of precedent it will set in a volatile region. This book looks at how the court was established, its foundational principles based on the Statute of the International Criminal Court and Lebanese domestic law, and the possible further development of its case law. It provides an authoritative guide to the procedure of the Tribunal,the status of the Registry, the rights of suspects and accused, trials in absentia, and the regulation of the conduct of counsel, drawing on comparisons to other international courts. The authors include those involved in setting up the court, prosecutors, defence counsel for the suspects, as well as judges and academic commentators who are experts on the issues covered in the book. They provide a probing insight into how the Tribunal came into being, its challenges, controversies, and its achievements to date.