Mirror of the Arab world: Lebanon in conflict

Book Cover
Average Rating
W. W. Norton & Co.,
Pub. Date:
It is crucial to the interests of the West to grasp the complexities of the Arab world. In this clear, concise volume, Sandra Mackey provides a unique view of this tortured and tortuous region through the lens of Lebanon.A small, fractured country at the gateway of the Arab east, Lebanon signals the challenges that the Arab world poses to itself and to the West. As Mackey vividly demonstrates, the Lebanese have experienced every issue currently roiling the Middle East: borders contrived by others, a weak state housing weak institutions, a Palestinian presence, civil war, resistance to societal and political change, Sunni/Shia sectarianism, occupation, militant Islam as a political ideology, conflict over the common identity essential to turning a fragile state into a viable nation, a troubled democratic tradition, and war perpetrated by forces inside and outside its borders. Lessons learned from these conflicts will ease understanding and resolution elsewhere.
More Details
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 858509be-e5d3-fbc1-b993-234803689166
Grouping Title mirror of the arab world lebanon in conflict
Grouping Author mackey sandra
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-03 04:49:02AM
Last Indexed 2019-05-22 04:52:41AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Mackey, Sandra, 1937-
author_display Mackey, Sandra
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 858509be-e5d3-fbc1-b993-234803689166
isbn 039306218, 9780393062182
item_details ils:.b12999684|.i13387364|Central Adult Nonfiction|956.92 MACKE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jun 25, 2017|can||
itype_arlington Hardback
last_indexed 2019-05-22T08:52:41.64Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 956.92 MACKE
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 039306218
publishDate 2008
record_details ils:.b12999684|Book|Books||English|W. W. Norton & Co.,|[2008]|303 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b12999684 .i13387364 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Lebanon -- Politics and government -- 20th century
title_display Mirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflict
title_full Mirror of the Arab world : Lebanon in conflict / Sandra Mackey
title_short Mirror of the Arab world :
title_sub Lebanon in conflict