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The Oxford illustrated history of the Holy Land

Author: Robert G Hoyland; H G M Williamson
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This book covers the 3,000 years which saw the rise of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - and relates the familiar stories of the sacred texts with the fruits of modern scholarship. Beginning with the origins of the people who became the Israel of the Bible, it follows the course of the ensuing millennia down to the time when the Ottoman Empire succumbed to British and French rule at the end of the First World War.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Hoyland; H G M Williamson
ISBN: 019872439X 9780198724391
OCLC Number: 1017604304
Description: vi, 402 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The birth of Israel / Avraham Faust --
Iron Age : tribes to monarchy / Lester L. Grabbe --
Israel and Judah, c. 931-587 BCE / André Lemaire --
Babylonian exile and restoration, 587-325 BCE / H.G.M. Williamson --
The Hellenistic and Roman era / John J. Collins --
A Christian Holy Land, 284-638 CE / Konstantin Klein --
The coming of Islam / Milka Levy-Rubin --
The Holy Land in the Crusader and Ayyubid periods, 1099-1250 / Carole Hillenbrand --
The Holy Land from the Mamluk Sultanate to the Ottoman Empire, 1260-1799 / Nimrod Luz --
From Napoleon to Allenby : the Holy Land and the wider Middle East / Robert Fisk --
Pilgrimage / Robert G. Hoyland and Peter Walker --
Sacred spaces and holy places / Richard S. Hess and Denys Pringle --
Scripture and the Holy Land / Adam Silverstein.
Other Titles: Illustrated history of the Holy Land
History of the Holy Land
Responsibility: edited by Robert G. Hoyland, H. G. M. Williamson.

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The story of the Holy Land, encompassing the three millennia that saw the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and is highly illustrated with  Read more...

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