Abbas Abusaleh, born on July 28, 1943 is a Lebanese historian. He has several academic contributions concerning the history of Lebanon and the history of the Druze.
Abbas Abu Salih (Abbas Abu Saleh) was born in the village of Batloun in Shouf (chouf) district.
He attended the Protestant Elementary School in Batloun from (1948-1954). He continued his elementary education in Batloun official school(1956-1957). After which he joined Al Nazaha school in Bakleen(1958-1959) Chouf. In 1958, he joined the Al-Saïd School (1958-1959). Later Abu Saleh entered the Nashe Al-Jadeed College(1959-1960).In 1960, he joined the International School of Choueifat - Lebanon.
After Earning his Baccalaureate Part II in 1961, he entered the The Lebanese University and graduated with a License (B.A) in History in 1965. He continued his academic career and earned a teaching Diploma in History from the Lebanese University in 1966. Through a scholarship grant for graduate study for highest academic achievers from The Lebanese University(1967-1971). He traveled to the United States of America where he studied at the University of Texas at Austin receiving a Non Resident tuition scholarship in 1968 from the University of Texas at Austin covering 1968-1971 enabling him to earn his M.A in History from the University of Texas at Austin, in the year 1969. Abu Salih continued his academic career towards a doctorate degree earning a graduate school research grant from the University in 1970 graduating with a PhD in History from the University of Texas at Austin in the year 1971.
Upon receiving his doctorate, Abu Saleh returned to Beirut to hold the position of an Assistant professor in the Lebanese University in the Department of History under the Faculty of Letters and Humanities (1971-1973). In 1974, he served as a chairman of the history division at the Educational Council for Research and Development. Later in 1975, he continued his teaching career at the Lebanese University as an assistant professor (1975-1987) during which the Lebanese civil war erupted.
In 1987, Abu Salih joined the Civilization Sequence Program at the American University of Beirut as a lecturer and an assistant professor(1987-1999). In 1999, Dr. Abu Salih taught as a professor of history at the Department of History in the Lebanese University.In 2004, Dr. Abbas Abusaleh relocated to Salalah, Oman as a Chairperson of the Department of Social Sciences at the Dhofar University (a newly established university under the supervision of A.U.B)
In June 2011, Dr. Abu Salih was awarded at a ceremony attended by the Minister of Higher Education in Lebanon held at Dar Tayfeh in Beirut.
Dr. Abbas Abusaleh passed away at the age of 68 years old on 06.06.2011
In October 2011 a Lecture was held about Dr. Abu Salih at Bakleen National Library.
In June 2012, a Memorial Lecture was held about Dr. Abu Salih at Bakleen National Library.
In June 2013, a Memorial Lecture was held about Dr. Abu Salih new book "The Modern History Of Druze" at UNESCO Palace.