Civil War in Lebanon, 1975–92

  • Authors
  • Edgar O’Ballance

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 1-19
  3. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 20-41
  4. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 42-60
  5. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 61-78
  6. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 79-97
  7. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 98-116
  8. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 117-135
  9. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 136-157
  10. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 158-178
  11. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 179-197
  12. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 198-215
  13. Edgar O’Ballance
    Pages 216-223
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 224-234

About this book

Introduction

The sixteen-year long civil war in Lebanon was caused by dissatisfaction over the distribution of political power. The system favoured Christians who fought to eject Palestinian armed forces, which sought to use the country as a spring board for attacks into adjacent Israel. Western intervention was repelled by suicide-bombing attacks. Lebanese Christians and Muslims sub-divided to fight each other. Dominated by competing war lords, this civil war was notable for massacres, treachery, atrocities, kidnapping, assassination, changing alliances of convenience, and invasions.

Keywords

battle Civil War government intervention Israel Muslims suicide violence war

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230374683
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40626-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37468-3
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