Robert Rabil’s latest study, Religion, National Identity, and Confessional Politics in Lebanon , tracks the historical evolution and political interactions of both Sunni and Shiʿi Islamist movements in Lebanon. Rabil provides an in-depth description of Lebanon’s identity quest and contemporary political history—from the National Pact of 1943 to Hezbollah’s temporary take-over of West Beirut in 2008. This analysis of the Lebanese political context and of the impact of confessionalism on the nation-building country’s political development serves as a framework to describe the birth and evolution of Islamism as a cross-sectarian phenomenon. Specifically, Islamism is analyzed by describing the organizational, ideological, and political development of both the Shiʿi Hezbollah and the Sunni al-Jamaʿa al-Islamiyah (the Islamic Association). The work contributes to the existing literature on Lebanon and its political history by conducting a focused comparative study of the country’s main Islamist organizations. In addition to this innovative approach to the subject, the book also contributes to the understanding of Islamism in Lebanon by carefully situating it within Lebanon’s complex political history and fragmented yet resilient identity. The main important contribution of Rabil’s work—in line with his numerous previous manuscripts and articles on the political history of Lebanon—is to provide
Bustan: The Middle East Book Review – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2013
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