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Beware Of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground Of The Middle East
 
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Author : David Hirst
Publisher : Faber And Faber
ISBN# : 978-0-571-23741-8
Pages : 480
Price :INR 999
Offer Price:INR 889
 
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Beware of small states,` wrote the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, of nineteenth-century Europe: they are the victims of greater states, yet a source of danger to them too. Lebanon - a country no bigger than Wales, chequerboard of competing sects, crossroads of East and West - might almost have been designed to be the `small state` of the Middle East. It is the battleground on which the region`s greater states pursue their conflicts - conflicts that sometimes escalate into full-scale proxy wars. With extraordinary skill, Hirst charts the interplay between a uniquely complex country and its neighbouring states through all the historical experiences of the modern Middle East: the transition from Ottoman Turkish rule to European colonial domination; the loss of Palestine to the settler-state of Israel, and the wars and ceaseless violence that followed; the pan-Arab nationalist idea, the struggle for independence and the revolutionary seizures of power it inspired; and the rise of fundamentalist Islam, begetter of Hizbullah and Hamas.
 
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