RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 34658710 LA English T1 Jerusalem in the twentieth century A1 Gilbert, Martin,, PB J. Wiley & Sons PP New York YR 1996 SN 0471163082 9780471163084 AB Jerusalem today is a vibrant, flourishing city, the capital of an independent nation, and the vital center of worship for three world religions. Yet, one hundred years ago - a mere moment in time to a city celebrating its 3,000th anniversary - Jerusalem was a provincial town, an outpost of the Ottoman Empire ruled from Constantinople. The extraordinary transformation of Jerusalem, from the twilight of Turkish rule to the advent of the twenty-first century, is an epic. Struggle of passionate political, cultural, and spiritual forces. Often tragic, always fascinating, the remarkable history of contemporary Jerusalem is essential to our understanding of the Middle East.