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Shanks, Hershel

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ISBN 10: 0679445269 / ISBN 13: 9780679445265
Published by Random House, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Shanks, Hershel. JERUSALEM; AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY. NY: Random House, c1995. First edition. 256pp. Illus. color photos, b/w & color illus, notes, index. 4to. Previous owner's inscription onf first, else Fine trade hardcover in fine d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 68774

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Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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A lavishly illustrated volume traces three thousand years of Jerusalem history from an archaeological perspective, describing the events that surrounded such objects as the bones of a crucified man and Babylonian arrows. 25,000 first printing.

From Publishers Weekly:

Shanks, president of the Biblical Archaeology Sociey and editor of Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls (Random, 1993), has produced a sumptuous commemorative volume to mark the "3,000th anniversary of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel." He lavishly uses well-chosen, high-quality color photos, drawings, and plans. Two pages of simplified time lines put the major events of the book in clear chronological perspective. The 14 chapters range from "Jerusalem before the Israelites" and "How David Conquered Jerusalem" to "Herodian Jerusalem" and "Modern and Crusader Jerusalem." Shanks writes in an informal style and keeps the archaeology relatively simple. Although he incorporates the latest research, he does not introduce anything new. His work is an informative coffee-table book for the educated public; students in the field will find it an interesting, albeit expensive, picture book and summary of the highlights of Jerusalem's archaeology.
Eugene O. Bowser, Univ. of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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