Middle East Jerusalem in History

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Jerusalem in History

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9780940793446: Jerusalem in History

This important book begins to provide a comprehensive outline of the amazing history of the city. It moves from the Bronze Age to the tensions of present-day Jerusalem and presents a balanced and authentic picture, that helps to correct the often distorted images of the city presented over the last forty years.

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In nine essays, scholars from seven countries seek to fill in the gaps in the historical treatment of Jerusalem and its multi-religious tradition. The scope of the book is broad, ranging from the fourth century B.C.E. to the present. The editor, a preeminent and recently deceased Islamic historian, follows his clearly stated intention of providing what he regards as the balance necessary to an understanding of various religious groups' identity within Jerusalem. The essays cover Jewish, Muslim, and, to a lesser extent, Christian heritage. The development is purely chronological, moving from early tribal settlements through the empires of Rome and Byzantium, the emergence of Islam, the conflict with Christian Crusaders, and the rise of the Ottomans to, finally, dominance by the West. A useful addition to collections that seek to serve broad interests and Middle Eastern history.
-Sanford R. Silverburg, Catawba Coll., Salisbury, NC
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The sanctity of Jerusalem has in many ways made its history. Loved and adored by hundreds of millions throughout the world and throughout the ages, Jerusalem has lived through times of glory in which it was built and embellished on a grand and impressive scale. Yet for the same reason of its unique place in the eyes of its faithful, Jerusalem was, in other times, to suffer terribly. Jerusalem in History is an important new book which begins to provide a comprehensive outline of the amazing history of the city. Jerusalem in History moves from the Bronze Age to the tensions of present day Jerusalem. It presents a balanced and authentic picture, that helps to correct the often distorted images of the city presented over the last forty years. Jerusalem in History, under the able editorship of K. J. Asali, represents a feat of international cooperation by eight eminent scholars from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. -- Midwest Book Review

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