Holy City of Jerusalem

Holy City of Jerusalem

by Meg Greene
     
 
The Building History series presents the fascinating stories behind the construction of some of the world's most aweinspiring structures, from the pyramids of Giza to the Panama Canal. Each book in the series interweaves compelling stories of human endeavor -- both triumphant and disastrous -- with the scientific and technological principles required to build each

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The Building History series presents the fascinating stories behind the construction of some of the world's most aweinspiring structures, from the pyramids of Giza to the Panama Canal. Each book in the series interweaves compelling stories of human endeavor -- both triumphant and disastrous -- with the scientific and technological principles required to build each structure.

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Children's Literature
The fabled city of Jerusalem, crossroads of the world revered by three major religions, pillaged and rebuilt numerous times, renamed, rejuvenated, always residing in the hearts of mankind is well-treated in this new volume in Thompson-Gale's "Building History" series. Divided into five chapters named King Herod's Jerusalem, Roman Jerusalem, Muslim Jerusalem, Christian Jerusalem and Modern Jerusalem, the book is an even-handed chronicle of this ancient hilltop city from its earliest beginnings as a Jebusite town conquered by King David to the modern metropolis of today. It is a joyous and sorrowful tale, full of magnificent highs and devastating lows, the city's many layers telling of repeated glorious constructions and just as repeated inglorious destructions. Politics and religion are well explained and carefully handled throughout, making it an excellent resource for schools and libraries. Included are black-and-white photographs and reproductions of paintings, a glossary and suggested readings at the end, and an accessible Timeline at the beginning. 2003, Lucent,
— Judy Chernak
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Lested delves into the many layers of this ancient city's past, clearly explaining the influences of and conflicts between the three religious groups that hold it sacred. An absorbing blend of history, culture, and architecture, complete with black-and-white photos and reproductions. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590180280
Publisher:
Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Series:
Building History
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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