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Beware of Small States - Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East (Paperback, Main)

David Hirst

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'Beware of Small States' wrote Mikhail Bukanin in 1870. He could have meant Lebanon: a sectarian state no bigger than Wales that has become battleground for one of the defining conflicts of twentieth-century history. Throughout its short existence, it has been attacked, invaded, occupied or interfered with to serve the political interests of foreign powers, resulting a series of devastating wars and crises. To understand Lebanon's history is to understand the history of the entire region - and, with the rise of Hizbullah, it has come to assume a disproportionate, dangerous power of its own. Iran and Israel now face each other in the hills of south Lebanon. David Hirst, author of The Gun and the Olive Branch, is a hugely respected commentator on the Arab-Israeli crisis. In a masterly narrative, he gives a much-needed, comprehensive history of the country and its conflicts, culminating with the recent war in Gaza and its fallout in Lebanon. Powerful and often moving, Beware of Small States is a magisterial book, essential reading for understanding Lebanon or the current political climate of the Middle East.

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Imprint: Faber and Faber
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2011
First published: June 2011
Authors: David Hirst
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
Edition: Main
ISBN-13: 978-0-571-23742-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
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Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution > General
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
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LSN: 0-571-23742-8
Barcode: 9780571237425

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