Throughout its long and enduring past, Lebanon has been a microcosm for the entire Arab world. Lebanon in Modern Times is the first full-length, comprehensive study of modern Lebanon in 50 years. Abraham's study chronicles the history of Lebanon from the great Ottoman Turkish Conquest to present day events. By emphasizing the state's complex domestic and foreign problems from historical and psychological perspectives, Abraham highlights the state's foreign policy and identity crisis. This careful study of Lebanese politics and foreign policy reflects the problems we now face in the Middle East and offer's democratic suggestions to the Muslim and Third World.
A.J. Abraham, Ph.D., is professor of history and Middle Eastern studies.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1 The Lord of The Land: Amir Fakhr al-Din al-Mani II and The Druze Revolt Chapter 5 2 The Shihabi Amirate (Emirate) I: Neutrality in the Era of Napoleon and Ahmed al-Jazzar Pasha Chapter 6 3 The Shihabi Amirate (Emirate) II: Lebanon and the Egyptian Invasion Chapter 7 4 The Maronite Establishment: Independence and the Maronite Church Chapter 8 5 The Maronite Insurrection in Mount Lebanon (1841-1845): The Struggle to Secure Independence Chapter 9 6 The Maronite-Druze Civil War of 1860: A Decade of Conflicts the Ottoman Empire Attempted to Reintegrate Lebanon Tightly into the Porte's Embrace Chapter 10 7 The Mutasarrifiyah of Jabal Lubnan: The Arab World's First Representative Government Chapter 11 8 Under French Rule: The Interwar Years and the Origins of Political Modernization Chapter 12 9 Independent Lebanon: Confessional Democracy and Political Tensions Chapter 13 10 The War Years (1975-1985) Chapter 14 11 Post War Lebanon (1985-1996) Chapter 15 12 The Contemporary Scene (1997-2007) Chapter 16 Conclusion Chapter 17 Epilogue Chapter 18 Select Bibliography Chapter 19 About the Author