The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,667,858 members ⚫ 1,180,414 ebooks

New to

Learn more


Beirut by Samir Kassir
Add to cart
US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Widely praised as the definitive history of Beirut, this is the story of a city that has stood at the crossroads of Mediterranean civilization for more than four thousand years. The last major work completed by Samir Kassir before his tragic death in 2005, Beirut is a tour de force that takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering a dazzling panorama of the city's Seleucid, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and French incarnations. Kassir vividly describes Beirut's spectacular growth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, concentrating on its emergence after the Second World War as a cosmopolitan capital until its near destruction during the devastating Lebanese civil war of 1975-1990. Generously illustrated and eloquently written, Beirut illuminates contemporary issues of modernity and democracy while at the same time memorably recreating the atmosphere of one of the world's most picturesque, dynamic, and resilient cities.
University of California Press; November 2010
656 pages; ISBN 9780520947177
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Beirut
Author: Samir Kassir
  • News
In first, civic campaign vies for power in Beirut vote - Daily Mail
Wed, 04 May 2016 20:46:40 -0700
Daily MailIn first, civic campaign vies for power in Beirut voteDaily MailKhoury is the step-daughter of slain Lebanese ...
Lebanon: Media Put Humanity in the Picture as Refugee Crisis Takes Hold - Huffington Post
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:06:08 -0800
Huffington PostLebanon: Media Put Humanity in the Picture as Refugee Crisis Takes HoldHuffington PostIt quoted Rock-Antoine ...
So You Think You Can Dance - Artforum
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:55:28 -0800
So You Think You Can DanceArtforumAT THE END OF MAO II (1991), Don DeLillo's prescient yet strangely underappreciated novel ...