Syrian Intervention in Lebanon by Naomi Joy WeinbergerSyrian Intervention in Lebanon by Naomi Joy Weinberger

Syrian Intervention in Lebanon

byNaomi Joy Weinberger

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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Conflict and intervention in the Middle East are not uncommon occurrences. Yet when civil strife erupted in Lebanon in 1975, the events that followed were unusual indeed. Unlike most patterns of intervention, Syria displayed remarkable tactical flexibility by first intervening on behalf ofthe rebels, its traditional allies, then shifting its allegiance mid-war to the Lebanese incumbents. Also, whereas most intervention scenarios end with a process of decommitment, Syria eventually occupied parts of Lebanon to become an enduring military entity there. Delving into primary Syrian andLebanese sources, Weinberger unravels the history, competing factions, religion, politics, and culture of the region and presents an intriguing and complex portrait of intervention by a regional power.
Naomi Joy Weinberger is at Yale University.
Title:Syrian Intervention in LebanonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:378 pages, 8.62 × 5.87 × 1.22 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195040104

ISBN - 13:9780195040104

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Editorial Reviews

"A unique, comprehensive, and cogent analysis. It is the only study in English I know of that deals comprehensively with the Syrian intervention in Lebanon 1975-76, both factually and analytically."--Marius K. Deeb, Georgetown University