ISBN-10:
0674131908
ISBN-13:
9780674131903
Pub. Date:
03/28/1996
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
City of the Great King: Jerusalem from David to the Present / Edition 1

City of the Great King: Jerusalem from David to the Present / Edition 1

by Nitza Rosovsky

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City of the Great King: Jerusalem from David to the Present / Edition 1

In 1996 Jerusalem celebrated 3000 years since the biblical conquest by King David. That very celebration serves as a political statement, marking the city as historically Jewish. The city cannot escape fiercely argued claims to primacy argued in religious, political or historical terms, not only between Israeli-Jew and Palestinian-Arab, but between Islamic, Christian and Jewish traditions, and between secular and orthodox Jews. This scholarly volume contains 18 studies, edited by Nitza Rosovsky, which approach the city from many different angles: through religious spirituality, folk songs, literature, art, architecture and politics. Rosovsky contributes a fine introduction and two of the studies, including a fascinating account of the perceptions of 19th century travelers including Mark Twain, Benjamin Disraeli and Herman Melville.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674131903
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 03/28/1996
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.45(d)

About the Author

Nitza Rosovsky is former Curator for Exhibits, Semitic Museum, Harvard University, author of Jerusalemwalks, and coauthor of The Museums of Israel.

Table of Contents

Chronology

Introduction

Nitza Rosovsky

1. The Inhabitants of Jerusalem

Magen Broshi

PART 1: THE HEAVENLY CITY

2. The Holy Places

F. E. Peters

3. Jerusalem in Jewish Spirituality

Joseph Dan

4. The Holy City in Christian Thought

Paula Fredriksen

5. The Spiritual Meaning of Jerusalem in Islam

Angelika Neuwirth

6. Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Robert L. Wilken

7. Jewish Pilgrimage after the Destruction of the Second Temple

Mark Friedman

PART 2: THE EARTHLY CITY

8. Jerusalem and Zionism

Arthur Hertzberg

9. Palestinian Images of Jerusalem

Muhammad Muslih

PART 3: THE CITY IN LITERATURE, ART, AND ARCHITECTURE

10. Jerusalem in Medieval Islamic Literature

Jonathan M. Bloom

11. Nineteenth-Century Portraits through Western Eyes

Nitza Rosovsky

12. Depictions in Modern Hebrew Literature

Dan Miron

13. Geography and Geometry of Jerusalem

Bianca Kühnel

14. Jerusalem Elsewhere

Oleg Grabar

15. The City in Jewish Folk Art

Nitza Rosovsky

16. The Image of the Holy City in Maps and Mapping

Milka Levy-Rubin and Rehav Rubin

17. Two Islamic Construction Plans for al-Haram al-Sharif

Sabri Jarrar

18. Architecture of the City outside the Walls

Ziva Sternhell

Bibliography

Notes

Contributors

Illustration Credits

Acknowledgments

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