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Jerusalem : the biography

Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011.
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Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. How  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Sebag Montefiore
ISBN: 9780297852650 0297852655 9780297866923 0297866923
OCLC Number: 660526163
Description: xxxiii, 638 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part one: Judaism --
The world of David --
The rise of David --
The Kingdom and the temple --
The kings of Judah --
The whore of Babylon --
The Persians --
The Macedonians --
The Maccabees --
The Romans arrive --
The Herods --
Jesus Christ --
The last of the Herods --
Jewish wars: the death of Jerusalem --
Part two: Paganism --
Aelia Capitolina --
Part three: Christianity --
The apogee of Byzantium --
Sunset of the Byzantines: Persian invasion --
Part four: Islam --
The Arab conquest --
The Umayyads: the temple restored --
The Abbasids: distant masters --
The Fatimids: tolerance and lunacy --
Part five: Crusade --
The slaughter --
The rise of Outremer --
The golden age of Outremer --
Stalemate --
The Leper-King --
Saladin --
The Third Crusade: Saladin and Richard --
The Saladin Dynasty --
Part six: Mamluk --
Slave to Sultan --
Decline of the Mamluks --
Part seven: Ottoman --
The magnificence of Suleiman --
Mystics and messiahs --
The families --
Part eight: empire --
Napoleon in the Holy Land --
The new romantics: Chateaubriand and Disraeli --
The Albanian conquest --
The evangelists --
The new city --
The new religion --
Arab city, Imperial city --
Russians --
Part nine: Zionism --
The Kaiser --
The Oud-player of Jerusalem --
World War --
Arab revolt, Balfour declaration --
The Christmas present --
The victors and the spoils --
The British mandate --
The Arab revolt --
The dirty war --
Jewish independence, Arab catastrophe --
Divided --
Six days --
Responsibility: Simon Sebag Montefiore.


The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it.  Read more...


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A fittingly vast and dazzling portrait of Jerusalem, utterly compelling from start to finish. -- Christopher Hart * THE SUNDAY TIMES * Astoundingly ambitious and triumphantly epic history...His Read more...

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