A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered
Today Lebanon is one of the world's most divided countries - if it remains a country at all. But paradoxically the faction-ridden Lebanese, both Christians and Muslims, have never shown a keener consciousness of common identity. How can this be?
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The Maronite record
Trial and error
The war over Lebanese history
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