Throughout its long and enduring past, Lebanon has been a microcosm for the entire Arab world. Lebanon in Modern Times is the first full-length, comprehensive study of modern Lebanon in 50 years. Abraham's study chronicles the history of Lebanon from the great Ottoman Turkish Conquest to present day events. By emphasizing the state's complex domestic and foreign problems from historical and psychological perspectives, Abraham highlights the state's foreign policy and identity crisis. This careful study of Lebanese politics and foreign policy reflects the problems we now face in the Middle East and offer's democratic suggestions to the Muslim and Third World.