Table of contents for Hezbollah : a short history / Augustus Richard Norton.


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Prologue 1

Chapter 1: Origins and Prehistory of Hezbollah 9
The Rise of Shi"i Politics from the Mid-twentieth Century to the Lebanese Civil War 14
The Role of Musa al-Sadr 18
The Resurgence of Amal 21

Chapter 2: The Founding of Hezbollah 27
The Iraq Connection 30
The 1982 Israeli Invasion 32
Hezbollah Emerges 34
The Hezbollah Worldview 35
Implementing the Design 41

Chapter 3: Being a Shi`a Muslim in the Twentieth Century 47
Ritual and Identity 51
The Intersection of Ritual and Politics 58

Chapter 4: Resistance, Terrorism, and Violence in Lebanon 69
Hezbollah and Terrorism 75
Occupation in Southern Lebanon 79
The "Rules of the Game" 83
The 2000 Israeli Withdrawal 88

Chapter 5: Playing Politics 95
Hezbollah's Decision to Participate 98
Municipal Elections 103
The Revolt of the Hungry 105
The Rich Texture of Shi"i Institutions 107

Chapter 6: From Celebration to War 113
The Changing Social Tapestry in Post-Civil War Lebanon 120
Lebanon's Love-Hate Relationship with Rafiq Hariri, and His Assassins 124
Setting the Stage for War 132
The Start of Hostilities, July 2006 135
Prosecuting the War 137

Conclusion 145
Hezbollah in a Fractured Postwar Lebanon 152
What Next? 157
Glossary 161
Additional Reading 163
Sources Cited 169
Index 173
Acknowledgments 185




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hizballah (Lebanon)
Lebanon -- Politics and government -- 1975-1990.
Lebanon -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Shiites -- Lebanon -- Politics and government.
Islam and politics -- Lebanon.
Geopolitics -- Middle East.