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LEBANON IN PERSPECTIVE: ORIENTATION GUIDE AND

LEBANESE CULTURAL ORIENTATION: GEOGRAPHY,



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This is a professionally-formatted, free flowing ebook reproduction of unique, up-to-date guides produced by the Department of Defense that provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Lebanon, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Geographic Regions and Topographic Features * The Coastal Plain * Lebanon Mountains * Bekaa Valley and Anti-Lebanon Mountains * Climate * Bodies of Water * Cities * Tripoli * Sidon * Tyre * Zahle * Nabatiye * Natural Hazards * Environmental Concerns * CHAPTER 2: HISTORY * Introduction: First, the Phoenicians * Assyrians and Babylonians * Greeks and Romans * Maronites, Druze, and Shiites * Crusader States and the Mamluks * Ottoman Lebanon Until 1860 * Ottoman Era After 1860 * WWI and the French Mandate * The National Pact * Independence and Post-Independence * Calm and Upset: Shihabism, Palestinians * Beginning of the Civil War * Israel, the PLO, and Hizballah * The Taif Agreement and the Second Republic * The Cedar Revolution * Hizballah and Israel, Ongoing Crises * CHAPTER 3: ECONOMY * Agriculture * Industry and Manufacturing * Trade * Tourism * Banking and Currency * Investment * Transportation * Standard of Living * CHAPTER 4: SOCIETY * Introduction * Ethnic and Linguistic Groups * Religion * Gender and Family Issues * Traditional Clothing * Arts * Literature * Music * Sports and Recreation * CHAPTER 5: SECURITY * U.S.-Lebanese Relations * Relations With Neighboring Countries * Syria * Israel * Military * Terrorist Groups and Activities * Other Issues Affecting Stability * Special Tribunal for Lebanon * Syrian Unrest * Palestinian Refugee Camps * CHAPTER 1: PROFILE * Geography * Area * Geographic Divisions and Climate * Climate * Bodies of Water * Major Cities * Modern History * Independence and Civil War * Reconciliation and Reconstruction * Government * Media * Economy * Ethnic and Religious Groups * CHAPTER 2: RELIGION * Overview * Major Religions * Muslim Sects * Differences Between Sunnis and Shiites * Christian Sects * Druze * Religion and Government * Influence of Religion on Daily Life * Religious Holidays * Muslim Holidays * Christian Holidays * Places of Worship * Mosques * Churches * Behavior in Buildings of Worship * CHAPTER 3: TRADITIONS * Codes of Politeness * Gender Issues * Hospitality and Gift Giving * Eating Habits and Food * Dress Codes * Nonreligious Holidays * Dos and Donts * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: URBAN LIFE * Introduction * Urbanization * Urban Economy and Work Issues * Healthcare * Education * Restaurants * Marketplaces and Street Vendors * Transportation * Bus * Cars * Taxis * Street Crime and Solicitations * CHAPTER 5: RURAL LIFE * Land Distribution * Rural Economy * Rural Transportation * Healthcare * Education * Village Life * Border Crossings and Checkpoints * Landmines * CHAPTER 6: FAMILY LIFE * Typical Household and Family Structure * Roles and Responsibilities Within the Family * Status of Women, Children, and Adolescents * Married Life and Divorce * Family Events and Rites of Passage * Naming Conventions

Detalhes do Produto

    • Formato:  ePub
    • Subtítulo:  LEBANESE CULTURAL ORIENTATION: GEOGRAPHY,
    • Origem:  IMPORTADO
    • Editora: KOBO EDITIONS
    • Assunto: História
    • Idioma: INGLÊS
    • Ano de Edição: 2015
    • Ano:  2015
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000959627783
    • ISBN:  9781311447968

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