To Rule Jerusalem / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$104.99
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (15) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $8.30   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   

Overview

To Rule Jerusalem is an historical and ethnographic account of the twentieth-century struggle for Jerusalem. The volume examines how Jerusalem is doubly divided, on the one hand between Israelis and Palestinians, both of whom ground their national identities in the city, as well as within each nation between those who put primacy in the democratic decisions of their nations and those who would yield to a higher divine law. Roger Friedland and Richard Hecht explore how Jerusalem has figured as a battleground in conflicts over the relation between Zionism and Judaism and between Palestinian nationalism and Islam. Based on hundreds of interviews with powerful players and ordinary citizens over the course of a decade, this book evokes the ways in which these conflicts are experienced and managed in the life of the city.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Portraits of religious and political leaders combine with biographies of plain citizens who exemplify broad currents within the society. This counterpoint helps make the book a good read as well as an informative piece of research, and it sharpens the reader's sensitivity to life there." William Cutter, Religious Studies Review

"...the authors examine a Jerusalem where past insinuates itself into present, and present interprets past. They take the reader into the daily life of the Holy City, exploring the idealized history which often explains current reality." William Cutter, Religious Studies Review

Jewish Book World
Historical ethnography of Jerusalem that includes a fair amount of current political information as well. Divided into four sections, two deal with Jewish aspects of Jerusalem and two with the Arab aspects of the city. The latter are especially interesting in light of the upcoming "final status" negotiations between the Israeli government and the Palestinian authority. Jerusalem is considered as a whole, but is also viewed as a fundamentally divided city: divided between Jews and Arabs and between religionists (Jewish and Moslem) and nationalists (Jewish and Arab).
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521440462
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Series: Cultural Social Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 572
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Friedland is Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Richard Hecht is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of maps; List of photographs; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction. To rule Jerusalem; 1. A fearful fusion; Part I. The Two Zions: Jews against Zionism in Jerusalem: 2. Zion against Zionism; 3. Black Zion; 4. Sabbath wars; 5. To control the center; Part II. Zion Divine: Jerusalem as the Messianic Central City: 6. A few footsteps for the Messiah; 7. Staking the claim; 8. Building the capital; 9. Suburbs of the Messiah; 10. Defensible borders; Part III. Birth of a Nation: 11. Platform for Palestine; 12. Zion for Palestine; 13. A state of mind; 14. The Islamic challenge; 15. Baghdad, Berlin and Jerusalem; Part IV. Heart of Stone: 16. Al-Quds and Tunis; 17. The city that ate Palestine; 18. Heart of stone; Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)