9780520071964-0520071964-A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered

A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered

ISBN-13: 9780520071964
ISBN-10: 0520071964
Edition: First
Author: Salibi, Kamal
Publication date: 1990
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 254 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520071964
ISBN-10: 0520071964
Edition: First
Author: Salibi, Kamal
Publication date: 1990
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 254 pages

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Acknowledged authors Salibi, Kamal wrote A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered comprising 254 pages back in 1990. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520071964 and 9780520071964. Since then A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Today Lebanon is one of the world's most divided countries. But paradoxically the faction-ridden Lebanese, both Christians and Muslims, have never shown a keener consciousness of common identity. How can this be? In the light of modern scholarship, a famous Lebanese writer and scholar examines the historical myths on which his country's warring communities have based their conflicting visions of the Lebanese nation. He shows that Lebanon cannot afford this divisiveness, that in order to develop and maintain a sense of political unity, it is necesary to distinuish fact from fiction and then build on what is real in the common experience of both groups.

Salibi offers a major reinterpretation of Lebanese history and provides remarkable insights into the dynamic of Lebanon's recent conflict. In so doing, he illuminates important facets of his country's present and future. This book also gives a masterly account of how the imagined communities that underlie modern nationalism are created and will be of interest to students of international affairs as well as Near Eastern scholars.

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