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Provides an overview of the history of Israel and looks at its ruins and artifacts
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The subtitle says it all, for this book is indeed splendid. It is also a sumptuous, well-documented, and generally gorgeous quarto-sized coffee-table book of distinction. Kochav is an Israeli with a background in both anthropology and sociology, with the fascinating specialty of history of the Anglican church in 19th-century Palestine. The key to this book is the images: sweeping aerial views, finely detailed museum artifacts, antique maps, 19th-century lithographs, plans of ancient buildings, and photographs of contemporary Israeli life. All are of such outstanding quality that they draw the reader effortlessly into the text. One of the most beautiful is a double-page spread taken at the Wailing Wall. The blurred movements of the worshippers in white prayer shawls evoke the ghosts that must haunt so ancient a location. Kochav is thoroughly successful in displaying an Israel of great beauty and mystery. Recommended.?Mary Morgan Smith, Northland P.L., Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Sumptuous, well-documented, and generally gorgeous. -- Library Journal
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110500016682
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Audience: General/trade. Due to size and weight this item does not ship overseas. Seller Inventory # 797286
Book Description Thames & Hudson Publishing, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Published In 1995 : 1st Edition : Thames & Hudson Publishing : This Is An Extremely Large Book & Very , Very Heavy : Very Small Amount Of Top Edge Dust Wrapper Support : ( Magic Tape ) : Otherwise , As New Throughout : Overall, An Excellent Book On Israel , Old & Modern : Seller Inventory # 30 - 15075
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0500016682