This page contains a bibliography of texts about Lebanon in European languages. Bold-faced entries are deemed to be especially valuable contributions or good starting-points in the literature, at least by the readership of this blog.
The focus is primarily political and historical. Over time, I intend to add a section of memoirs, works of fiction, and films. In the meantime, feel free to make additional suggestions in the comment section below.
The Library of Congress Country Studies include extensive information about all Middle Eastern countries, including historical overviews as well as information about government structure, economics, and demographics.
Specific countries can’t be bookmarked, so follow the link above and select the country of interest.
Cultural Orientations from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offer an engaging introduction to a given cultural group. Linguists and non-linguists alike will benefit from these interactive materials and pertinent language exchanges that are coupled with an objective and practical look at daily life in different contexts. Topics include religion, traditions, family life and differences in the lifestyles of urban and rural populations.
Lebanon facts and figures from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
This resource from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offers a country profile section containing basic facts about the target country, followed by selected themes organized under the major headings of Geography, History, Economy, Society and Security.
Al-Monitor Pulse: Lebanon offers original reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East about Lebanon
This collection of multimedia resources from America Abroad provides a historical review of Lebanon, a look at contemporary Lebanon, and a lens on Lebanese culture.
A collection of articles about Lebanon posted on Jadaliyya
Current news about Lebanon from the New York Times.
This interactive site reviews the religious demographics of Lebanon and how it impacted the 2005 elections.
David Enders reports from Beirut on the youth fleeing conflict in Syria for economic desperation in Lebanon. Presented by America Abroad.