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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; Tra edition (August 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674066510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674066519
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,241,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Though the book was written before the outbreak of violence in Syria--and thus prior to Hezbollah's demise as the hero of the Arabs--it provides important insight into the paradox of Hezbollah's ideology and the crux of the party's current predicament...[The] book lays the ground for understanding Hezbollah's fall from Arab grace and current events in the Levant. (Samuel Helfont New Republic online 2013-01-22)

It serves well as a handbook to the Hezbollah movement...The inclusion of fascinating historical documents and useful reference information make the book helpful for students seeking to understand the movement. (P. Rowe Choice 2013-05-01)

About the Author

Dominique Avon is Professor of Modern History at the Université du Maine, France.

Anaïs-Trissa Khatchadourian is a doctoral candidate at the Université du Maine, France.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jean-Eloïs on February 18, 2013
Format: Hardcover
As a person deeply interested in the Middle East (got a PhD on the subject), I have read a lot on several Islamist parties, Hezbollah being one of my "favorites".

This book was initially written in French by a historian (Avon) who is anything but a specialist of the Middle East (when he published this book, he was severely criticized by his peers btw, who accused him - rightfully - of trying to make easy money). The book was seriously criticized in France, for being a quick and badly done "rechauffé d'écrits antérieurs", which means a badly-done mix of older, second-hand (and more than once badly reviewed) texts.

Personnally, I have stopped as soon as after chapter one to count the inaccurate facts and the number of whimsical interpretations by the author, let aside the fact that the guy has obviously no real knowledge/understanding of Lebanese/Middle Eastern politics.

The author has tried to be original by publishing as appendices the translation of two political documents edited by the party. Unfortunately, if it is true that the first one (the Open Letter of 1985) has rarely been translated in French, it has already been in English something like twenty times, and the second one (the "Second document of 2009", which caused a lot of media talking during the first two weeks, then was totally and rightfully forgotten) has no relevant importance in explaining anything about Hezbollah.

In other words: a totally useless book. If you really want to go for something interesting on Hezbollah, go for "Hezbollah, the changing face of terrorism", by Palmer Harik, or "In the Path of Hezbollah" by Nizar Hamzeh (available on Amazon! :-)).
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