This history of Jerusalem from about the time of Jesus’ death through the mid-nineteenth century covers the Jewish Revolt and the ensuing Roman siege of the city, the Muslim conquest, the Crusader occupation, and the long period of Muslim rule that followed. It is notable for its reliance on both western and Arab source materials.
About the Author
Walter Besant (1836–1901) was a British novelist and historian. His fiction was quite successful; he also wrote on the history and topography of London.
E. H. Palmer (1840–1882) was a British orientalist and professor of Arabic at Cambridge University. His most prominent writings were on Eastern languages.