A History of Israel and the Holy Land

A History of Israel and the Holy Land

by Michael Avi-Yohah
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826413226

ISBN-13: 9780826413222

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

In its entirety the story told here spans all of recorded history. It is a story of momentous events and mighty nations, of the birth of great religions and of foreign conquests, of longing and renewal. The scholars who have produced this work have woven an engrossing, continuous narrative out of the historical materials, presenting a rich array of peoples and

Overview

In its entirety the story told here spans all of recorded history. It is a story of momentous events and mighty nations, of the birth of great religions and of foreign conquests, of longing and renewal. The scholars who have produced this work have woven an engrossing, continuous narrative out of the historical materials, presenting a rich array of peoples and cultures, from the ancient Hebrews and their neighbors down to the time of Jesus and the Roman wars and then on through the Arab and Crusader conquests, the Mameluk domination, the long period of Turkish rule, British Mandate, and the rebirth of Israel. An integral part of the story is the magnificent selection of photographs illustrating the land, its sites, its ruins, and its treasures. This expanded millennium edition of A History of Israel and the Holy Land takes the story into the twenty-first century with a new and comprehensive survey of the State of Israel from its establishment to the present day. The new material includes a review of political, economic, and social developments in Israel and summaries of the country's wars and the peace process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826413222
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 9.78(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword7
The Prehistory of the Holy Land (Until 3200 BC)9
The Canaanite and Israelite Periods (3200-332 BC)36
The Second Temple (332 BC-70 AD) Jews, Romans and Byzantines (70-633)114
The History of Palestine from the Arab Conquest Until the Crusades (633-1099)194
Palestine During the Crusades (1099-1291)235
Palestine Under the Mameluks and the Ottoman Empire (1291-1918)272
Palestine Under the British Mandate (1918-1948)323
The State of Israel (1948-2000)332
Index360
Acknowledgments375

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