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The Conscience of Lebanon

A Political Biography of Etienne Sakr (Abu-Arz)

By Mordechai Nisan

Routledge – 2003 – 208 pages

Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

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Description

This work is a combination of an account of a most captivating Lebanese personality with a penetrating analysis of the historical and religious contours of Lebanon. Mordechai Nisan spent much time with Etienne Sakr between 2000 and 2001. Set within the context of the national political narrative of Lebanon, this volume offers a portrait of Sakr and the times in which he lived before his exile to Israel in May 2000. Personal testimonies from Lebanese residents and conversations with others outside of Lebanon who knew Abu-Arz, in addition to interviews with Israelis aquainted with him, provide the authenticity to the portrait of this remarkable man.

Contents

Introduction: The Mystique of Lebanon 1. The Early Years, 1937-61 2. The Interval Years, 1962-75 3. The Founding and Ideology of "Herraas Al-Arz", 1975-82 4. The Fighting and Politics of "Herraas Al-Arz", 1975-82 5. Lebanon's Missed Opportunities, 1982-90 - Abu-Arz Faces Rivals and Enemies 6. Banishment and Betrayal in South Lebanon, 1990-2000 7. Nationhood and Politics in Lebanon: The Place of Abu-Arz 8. Epilogue 9. Afterword: Israel and Lebanon

Name: The Conscience of Lebanon: A Political Biography of Etienne Sakr (Abu-Arz) (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Mordechai Nisan. This work is a combination of an account of a most captivating Lebanese personality with a penetrating analysis of the historical and religious contours of Lebanon. Mordechai Nisan spent much time with Etienne Sakr between 2000 and 2001. Set within the...
Categories: Middle East Studies, Middle East Politics