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Modeled after CQ Press’s popular documentary histories, this primary source-rich volume offers researchers an invaluable look into the key events that have shaped this dynamic region since World War I. Organized into thematic chapters, and loaded with both full-text and excerpted primary source documents, The Contemporary Middle East is designed to be an accessible support for courses in Middle Eastern history, international affairs, and comparative politics. Researchers in high school and undergraduate libraries will want this resource handy.

Chapter 4. Lebanon and Syria
Chapter 4. Lebanon and Syria


Of the countries in the Middle East, Lebanon is one of the smallest, weakest, and arguably the most fraught with trouble, as sectarian divisions have been at the core of its existence since France created it ...

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