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Jerusalem : the holy city in the eyes of chroniclers, visitors, pilgrims, and prophets, from the days of Abraham to the beginnings of modern times

Author: F E Peters
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This remarkable portrayal of Jerusalem has become a favorite of many readers interested in this city's dramatic past. Through a collection of firsthand accounts, we see Jerusalem as it appeared through the centuries to a fascinating variety of observers--Jews, Christians, Muslims, and secularists, from pilgrim to warrior to merchant. F.E. Peters skillfully unites these moving eyewitness statements in an immensely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F E Peters
ISBN: 0691073007 9780691073002 0691006415 9780691006413
OCLC Number: 12189147
Description: xiv, 656 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Holy Land, holy city --
Jews and Greeks in Jerusalem --
Not a stone upon a stone : the destruction of the Holy City --
Mother of All the Churches --
The Holy House : the Muslims come to Jerusalem --
The uncertain glory : Jerusalem under the Abbasids and Fatimids, A.D. 750-1000 --
The coming of the Crusade --
Jerusalem under the Latin Cross --
The Holy War of Islam --
The face of medieval Jerusalem --
Piety and polemic : the Crusader legacy in the Holy City --
The end of the Middle Ages --
Jerusalem observed : the medieval city through modern eyes.
Responsibility: F.E. Peters.
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