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The Conscience of Lebanon : A Political Biography of Etienne Sakr (Abu-Arz) - Mordechai Nisan

The Conscience of Lebanon

A Political Biography of Etienne Sakr (Abu-Arz)

Paperback Published: 29th April 2003
ISBN: 9780714683782
Number Of Pages: 189

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This work is a combination of an account of a most captivating Lebanese personality with a penetrating analysis of the historical and religious contours of Lebanon. His life is part of the national epic with elements of Christian faith and Maronite sophistication, inter-confessional modes of partnership, and violence tearing apart the fabric of social and economic life. Integral to the narrative and incisively unconventional interpretation is the complex politics of Lebanon intermixed with the war that errupted in 1975. Etienne Sakr embodies the destiny of Lebanon and its defiant struggle for national existence in the Middle East. He was the first to understand the threats to Lebanon and the decay in its elite circles, and he may be the last exile to return home. Personal testimonies from Lebanese residents and conversations with others outside of Lebanon who knew Abu-Arz, in addition to interviews with Israelis aquainted with him, provide the authenticity to the portrait of this remarkable man.

List of Maps and Illustrationsp. ix
List of Names and Abbreviationsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Prologuep. xvii
Introduction: The Mystique of Lebanonp. 1
The Early Years, 1937-61p. 9
The Interval Years, 1962-75p. 17
The Founding and Ideology of Herraas Al-Arz, 1975-82p. 24
The Fighting and Politics of Herraas Al-Arz, 1975-82p. 40
Lebanon's Missed Opportunities, 1982-90: Abu-Arz Faces Rivals and Enemiesp. 63
Banishment and Betrayal in South Lebanon, 1990-2000p. 97
Nationhood and Politics in Lebanon: The Place of Abu-Arzp. 120
Epiloguep. 143
Afterword: Israel and Lebanonp. 165
The Massacres and Crimes Committed by the Palestinians and the Syrians Against the Lebanese (1975-90)p. 167
Notesp. 174
Select Bibliographyp. 180
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780714683782
ISBN-10: 0714683787
Series: Cass Series--israeli History, Politics, and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 29th April 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1