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City of the Great King: Jerusalem from David to the Present

Rosovsky, Nitza (ed.)

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ISBN 10: 0674131908 / ISBN 13: 9780674131903
Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1996
Condition: Good Hardcover

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4to. xiii, 562pp. Original brown cloth with purple title-label. A collection of essays on the history of the city of Jerusalem and the role it has played in the great monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Includes numerous photographs, making for a work that is both intellectually and visually stimulating. Some pen marks inside book. Overall in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 33534

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Title: City of the Great King: Jerusalem from David...

Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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In 1996 Jerusalem celebrated 3000 years since the biblical conquest by King David. That very celebration serves as a political statement, marking the city as historically Jewish. The city cannot escape fiercely argued claims to primacy argued in religious, political or historical terms, not only between Israeli-Jew and Palestinian-Arab, but between Islamic, Christian and Jewish traditions, and between secular and orthodox Jews. This scholarly volume contains 18 studies, edited by Nitza Rosovsky, which approach the city from many different angles: through religious spirituality, folk songs, literature, art, architecture and politics. Rosovsky contributes a fine introduction and two of the studies, including a fascinating account of the perceptions of 19th century travelers including Mark Twain, Benjamin Disraeli and Herman Melville.

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Nitza Rosovsky is former Curator for Exhibits, Semitic Museum, Harvard University, author of Jerusalemwalks, and coauthor of The Museums of Israel.

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