Origins and prehistory of Hezbollah. The rise of Shiʻi politics from the mid-twentieth century to the Lebanese Civil War ; The role of Musa al-Sadr ; The resurgence of Amal -- The founding of Hezbollah. The Iraq connection ; The 1982 Israeli invasion ; Hezbollah emerges ; The Hezbollah worldview ; Implementing the design -- Being a Shiʻi Muslim in the twenty-first century. Ritual and identity ; The intersection of ritual and politics -- Resistance, terrorism, and violence in Lebanon. Hezbollah and terrorism ; Occupation in Southern Lebanon ; The "rules of the game" ; The 2000 Israeli withdrawal -- Playing politics. Hezbollah’s decision to participate ; Municipal elections ; The revolt of the hungry ; The rich texture of Shiʻi institutions -- From celebration to war. The changing social tapestry in post-civil war Lebanon ; Lebanon’s love-hate relationship with Rafiq al-Hariri, and his assassination ; Setting the stage for war ; The start of hostilities, July 2006 ; P.
About the author
Augustus Richard Norton is professor of international relations and anthropology at Boston University. A former U.S. Army officer and West Point professor, he has conducted research in Lebanon for close to three decades.
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