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- DescriptionTells of the story of Beirut, a city that has stood at the crossroads of Mediterranean civilization for more than four thousand years. This title takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering a panorama of the city's Seleucid, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and French incarnations.
- Author BiographyOne of the leading voices for progressive change in the Middle East, Samir Kassir (1960-2005) taught at the Institut des Sciences Politiques of the Universite Saint-Joseph in Beirut, worked as a journalist and editorial writer for the daily An-Nahar newspaper there, and was a co-founder of the Democratic Left Movement in Lebanon. The author of several other books, including Being Arab, Kassir was assassinated by a car bomb in Beirut in June 2005.
- Author(s)Samir Kassir
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication05/11/2010
- GenreRegional History
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note115 b/w photographs, 17 maps
- Weight1371 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine44 mm
- Translated byM. B. DeBevoise
- Foreword byRobert Fisk
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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