Jerusalem: City of Longing

Jerusalem: City of Longing

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by Simon Goldhill
     
 

Jerusalem is more than a tourist site—it is a city where every square mile is layered with historical significance, religious intensity, and extraordinary stories. It is a past marked by three great forces: religion, war, and monumentality. In this book, Goldhill takes on this peculiar archaeology of human imagination, hope, and disaster to provide a tour… See more details below

Overview

Jerusalem is more than a tourist site—it is a city where every square mile is layered with historical significance, religious intensity, and extraordinary stories. It is a past marked by three great forces: religion, war, and monumentality. In this book, Goldhill takes on this peculiar archaeology of human imagination, hope, and disaster to provide a tour through the history of this most image-filled and ideology-laden city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674034686
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
716,377
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

  • Preface

  1. The Center of the Christian World
  2. The Center of Jewish Jerusalem
  3. The Center of Muslim Jerusalem
  4. The Old City
  5. The Oldest City
  6. The Victorian City
  7. The Modern City

  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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