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Jerusalem

Author : Simon Goldhill
ISBN : 9780674034686
Genre : History
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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."

Jerusalem

Author : Alan Moore
ISBN : 9781631491351
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times Bestseller Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Jerusalem is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter. In the epic novel Jerusalem, Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert Einstein through the hardscrabble streets and alleys of his hometown of Northampton, UK. In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England’s Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district’s narrative among its saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts, a different kind of human time is happening, a soiled simultaneity that does not differentiate between the petrol-colored puddles and the fractured dreams of those who navigate them. Employing, a kaleidoscope of literary forms and styles that ranges from brutal social realism to extravagant children’s fantasy, from the modern stage drama to the extremes of science fiction, Jerusalem’s dizzyingly rich cast of characters includes the living, the dead, the celestial, and the infernal in an intricately woven tapestry that presents a vision of an absolute and timeless human reality in all of its exquisite, comical, and heartbreaking splendor. In these pages lurk demons from the second-century Book of Tobit and angels with golden blood who reduce fate to a snooker tournament. Vagrants, prostitutes, and ghosts rub shoulders with Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce’s tragic daughter Lucia, and Buffalo Bill, among many others. There is a conversation in the thunderstruck dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, childbirth on the cobblestones of Lambeth Walk, an estranged couple sitting all night on the cold steps of a Gothic church front, and an infant choking on a cough drop for eleven chapters. An art exhibition is in preparation, and above the world a naked old man and a beautiful dead baby race along the Attics of the Breath toward the heat death of the universe. An opulent mythology for those without a pot to piss in, through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth, poverty, and our threadbare millennium. They discuss English as a visionary language from John Bunyan to James Joyce, hold forth on the illusion of mortality post-Einstein, and insist upon the meanest slum as Blake’s eternal holy city.

Jerusalem

Author : Karen Armstrong
ISBN : 9780307798596
Genre : Religion
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Venerated for millennia by three faiths, torn by irreconcilable conflict, conquered, rebuilt, and mourned for again and again, Jerusalem is a sacred city whose very sacredness has engendered terrible tragedy. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly praised A History of God, traces the history of how Jews, Christians, and Muslims have all laid claim to Jerusalem as their holy place, and how three radically different concepts of holiness have shaped and scarred the city for thousands of years. Armstrong unfolds a complex story of spiritual upheaval and political transformation--from King David's capital to an administrative outpost of the Roman Empire, from the cosmopolitan city sanctified by Christ to the spiritual center conquered and glorified by Muslims, from the gleaming prize of European Crusaders to the bullet-ridden symbol of the present-day Arab-Israeli conflict. Written with grace and clarity, the product of years of meticulous research, Jerusalem combines the pageant of history with the profundity of searching spiritual analysis. Like Karen Armstrong's A History of God, Jerusalem is a book for the ages.

Jerusalem

Author : Teddy Kollek
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121779909
Genre : Political Science
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Jerusalem Keystone Of An Arab Israeli Settlement

Author : Richard H. Pfaff
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119390495
Genre : History
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Jerusalem

Author : Moshe Maʻoz
ISBN : 9041188436
Genre : History
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The material in this publication was compiled over an 18-month period and includes a variety of local, national and international issues and disaggregating Jerusalem's intricate problems. It offers meaningful models that even though they may not yield solutions acceptable to all parties in the Israeli - Palestine conflict, will at least clearly demarcate common ground and draw the 'red lines' that may not (yet) be crossed. The result is an enormously valuable resource that cannot fail to attract the attention of anyone concerned with the future of the Mideast region.

The Streets Of Jerusalem

Author : Ronald L. Eisenberg
ISBN : 1932687548
Genre : Religion
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An up-to-date guide to the winding, wonderful, whimsical streets of the greatest city on earth, Jerusalem. Whether you are visiting Jerusalem, live in this Golden City, or just want to learn the history of the crossroads of the world, you'll find this volume indispensable.

Jerusalem And Its Environs

Author : Ruth Kark
ISBN : 0814329098
Genre : History
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This is an illustrated account of the urban and rural development of Jerusalem from the early 19th century when Ottoman Jerusalem was encompassed by its sixteenth century walls, and was divided into quarters and courtyard units of its various religious and ethnic groupings, to the end of the Mandate period in the mid 20th century. The seeds of the current situation in Jerusalem were sown at that time. It traces the city's interaction with its rural hinterland until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 when Jerusalem was divided into two the Jewish quarter of the Old City and some Jewish neighborhoods and villages were occupied by Arabs, while Jews occupied a number of Arab neighborhoods and villages. The book reconstructs and analyzes processes of establishing a variety of new types of Arab Muslim and Christian, Jewish and European Christian neighborhoods built as community housing, extended family neighborhoods, commercial neighborhoods, and laborers' and garden suburbs. It covers the construction of institutional complexes, the introduction of significant changes in Jerusalem's administration, the creation of new planning frameworks, the planning of new settlements around the city, the concentration of large tracts of agricultural land by Jerusalem's Arab effendis, and the development of the Arab and Jewish villages in the rural hinterland.

Jerusalem

Author : Daniel Jacobs
ISBN : 1858285798
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to Jerusalem is the essential pocket handbook to the Holy City. Besides featuring informed accounts of all the sights, including the Dome of the Rock, the Wailing Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Rough Guide also gives you the lowdown on excursions to Bethlehem, Jericho and other day-trip destinations. With up-to-the-minute reviews of the best accommodation, cafés, restaurants and shops as well as full colour maps with grid references for every attraction and recommendation, this guide is all you need to get to know Jerusalem inside and out.

Jerusalem

Author : Menachem Klein
ISBN : 081474754X
Genre : History
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Jerusalem, which means "city of peace," is one of the most bitterly contested territories on earth. Claimed by two peoples and sacred to three faiths, for the last three decades the city has been associated with violent struggle and civil unrest. As the peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis reach their conclusion, the final, and most difficult issue is the status of Jerusalem. How and to what extent will these two nations share this city? How will Christians, Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem and around the world redefine their relationship to Jerusalem when the dust settles on the final agreement? Will the Israelis and Palestinians even be able to reach an agreement at all? Menachem Klein, one of the leading experts on the history and politics of Jerusalem, cuts through the rhetoric on all sides to explain the actual policies of the Israelis and Palestinians toward the city. He describes the "facts on the ground" that make their competing claims so fraught with tension and difficult to reconcile. He shows how Palestinian national institutions have operated clandestinely since the Israelis occupied the eastern half of the city, and how the Israelis have tried to suppress them. Ultimately, he points the way toward a compromise solution but insists that the struggle for power and cultural recognition will likely continue to be a permanent feature of life in this complicated, multi-cultural city.

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