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Spirit of the Phoenix

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What is Lebanon all about? Why has this tiny, fertile Mediterranean country become a byword for violence and chaos in the minds of... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

What is Lebanon all about? Why has this tiny, fertile Mediterranean country become a byword for violence and chaos in the minds of much of the world? _x000D_In 'Spirit of the Phoenix' veteran broadcast journalist Tim Llewellyn wanders the streets of Beirut - the city he once lived in during the civil war - in search of answers to these questions. On every wall there is a poster, in every caf a dish, on every building a feature, which suggests the history of one of the many peoples that make up this extraordinarily diverse and volatile country. In this lyrical journey of political and historical discovery, Llewellyn traces the signs, and tells the stories of the Druze, the Maronites and the Shia, The Sunnis, the Armenians and the Alawites. Interviewing footsoldiers and priests, refugees, warlords and gangsters, he evokes the cacophony of competing narratives, cultures and memories with which the city resounds. He also celebrates the qualities which unite the Lebanese, from the Hezbollah heartlands to the Gucci superstore: resilience, resourcefulness and spirit. As Lebanon stands once more at the brink of crisis, Spirit of the Phoenix offers an introduction to the country's fractious politics and an unforgettable portrait of a people that continue to rise again and again from the ashes._x000D_ _x000D_

Inhalt

1) The making of Presidents
2) Introduction to the martyrs
3) Up among the Christians
4) The origins of the Maronites
5) The bus to civil war
6) Another kind of Christian
7) Fugitives from the catastrophe
8) The hills above the city
9) The South: Under Enemy Eyes
10) The making of the border
11) The sheikh makes his point
12) The people's republic of Tyre
13) Mr Unifil
14) An interrupted afternoon
15) Among the believers
16) New lines in the sand
17) In search of Sunnis

Produktinformationen

Titel: Spirit of the Phoenix
Untertitel: Beirut and the Story of Lebanon
Autor:
EAN: 9780857716989
ISBN: 978-0-85771-698-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: I.B.Tauris
Genre: Diverses
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Veröffentlichung: 30.04.2010
Jahr: 2010
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.3 MB