Syria: A Modern History

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Syria: A Modern History

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Today Syria is a country known for all the wrong reasons: civil war, vicious sectarianism, and major humanitarian crisis. But how did this once rich, multi-cultural society end up as the site of one of the twenty-first century’s most devastating and brutal conflicts?

In this incisive book, internationally renowned Syria expert David Lesch takes the reader on an illuminating journey through the last hundred years of Syrian history – from the end of the Ottoman empire through to the current civil war. The Syria he reveals is a fractured mosaic, whose identity (or lack thereof) has played a crucial part in its trajectory over the past century. Only once the complexities and challenges of Syria’s history are understood can this pivotal country in the Middle East begin to rebuild and heal.

ISBN

9781509527526, 9781509527519

Publication Date

4-2019

Publisher

Polity Press

City

Cambridge, England

Keywords

Syria, WWI, World War I, Cold War, American-Syrian Crisis, 1957, Middle East, Arab, Baath Party, French Mandate, Ottoman rule, United Nations, 1967, Arab-Israeli, Hafiz al-Assad, Bashar al-Assad, civil war, uprising

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Arts and Humanities | History

Syria: A Modern History

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