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The Modern History of Lebanon

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Caravan Books (first published 1965)
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Rami
Jan 09, 2013 Rami rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A GREAT BOOK. It will make you realize, that Lebanon was never a country and the Lebanese were never united and how history repeats itself in many different forms. And i personally think it will keep on doing so as long as we do not have a true democratic and secular state
Paul
Nov 18, 2013 Paul rated it liked it
Unlike his more famous A House of Many Mansions, Kamal Salibi’s The Modern History of Lebanon is a straightforward, traditionally-written history of the region. Told mainly from the perspective of the Christian, and particularly Maronite, sects, the author attempts to chronicle Lebanon’s history from the rise of the Shihabi family through the crisis of 1958, with attention paid to the region’s relationship to the external factors that Salibi sees as having heavily guided the development of the s ...more
Mano Chil
Mar 22, 2013 Mano Chil rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history-politics
I learned a lot about the history of Lebanon especially about the delicate and controversial information that school history books stay silent about.

It is an informative book about the 19th century and how Lebanon came to be formed.

Now what's interesting is that almost the same families like the Pharaon, Jumblat, Solh, Edde, Ahdab, Daaouk, and others were key players back then and still are today.
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Nov 22, 2012 Elia rated it really liked it
Clear with enough background about essential players to keep up with the storyline. Worth reading because the flow is very smooth.
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