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The Resource Mirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflict, Sandra Mackey

Mirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflict, Sandra Mackey

Label
Mirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflict
Title
Mirror of the Arab world
Title remainder
Lebanon in conflict
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Mackey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Like many Arab countries, Lebanon's population possesses no common identity strong enough to resolve internal struggles pitting tribe against tribe, religion against religion, sect against sect, or region against region. Nor have Lebanon's hollow central governments been able to prevent foreign powers from fighting proxy wars within its borders. Adding to the instability of the state is virulent discord resulting from the clash of modernity with centuries of tradition, the gaping divide between rich and poor that drives the disenfranchised to seek social justice through political Islam, and the essential need to turn a fragile conglomerate of shifting alliances within the boundaries of a state into an economically and politically viable nation. It is this tumult in Lebanon that illuminates not only the challenges that Arabs pose to themselves but also the fear and hostility that arise in response to perceived threats from the West.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mackey, Sandra
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lebanon
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Shīʻah
  • Religion and state
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Politics and government
  • Religion and state
  • Shīʻah
  • Lebanon
Label
Mirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflict, Sandra Mackey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Maps -- Introduction -- A collection of tribes -- The hollow state -- The Palestinians : victims and villains -- Woe be to the state -- Identity in pursuit of a nation -- The rise of the Shia -- A tale of four countries -- Islam as politics -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn154706853
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780393062182
Lccn
2007051960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Mirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflict, Sandra Mackey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Maps -- Introduction -- A collection of tribes -- The hollow state -- The Palestinians : victims and villains -- Woe be to the state -- Identity in pursuit of a nation -- The rise of the Shia -- A tale of four countries -- Islam as politics -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn154706853
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780393062182
Lccn
2007051960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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