The Struggle For Lebanon: A Modern History of Lebanese-Egyptian Relations

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I.B.Tauris, Sep 2, 2000 - History - 224 pages
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Lebanese leaders of all persuasions faced the constant fear of being swallowed into an Arab-Muslim superstate after the union of Syria and Egypt in 1958. Lebanese-Egyptian relations during the period 1952-70 passed through several phases but the main theme was uneasy co-operation, with Lebanon holding on to an independent role with the strong support of the US before Lebanese politics became engulfed in civil war in the 1970s.
  

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Contents

Lebanon Fails the Test at Suez
21
The LebaneseUAR Dispute of 1958
41
The Era of Coexistence
73
Lebanon between Nasser and Arab Radicals
100
Lebanon and the Cairo Accord
134
Decrease of Egyptian Influence since 1971
156
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Nasser Kalawoun is a freelance journalist and translator.

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