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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 civilisations. 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 3 000 years of faith slaughter fanaticism and coexistence. How did this small remote town become the Holy City the 'centre of the world' and now the key to peace in the Middle East? In a gripping narrative Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals this ever-changing city in its many incarnations bringing every epoch and character blazingly to life. Jerusalem's biography is told through the wars love affairs and revelations of the men and women - kings empresses prophets poets saints conquerors and whores - who created destroyed chronicled and believed in Jerusalem.As well as the many ordinary Jerusalemites who have left their mark on the city its cast varies from Solomon Saladin and Suleiman the Magnificent to Cleopatra Caligula and Churchill; from Abraham to Jesus and Muhammad; from the ancient world of Jezebel Nebuchadnezzar Herod and Nero to the modern times of the Kaiser Disraeli Mark Twain Rasputin and Lawrence of Arabia. Drawing on new archives current scholarship his own family papers and a lifetime's study Montefiore illuminates the essence of sanctity and mysticism identity and empire in a unique story of the city that many believe will be the setting for the Apocalypse. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem: the only city that exists twice - in heaven and on earth.
An impressive and epic account of the history of Jerusalem, this compelling hardback, written by Simon Sebag Montefiore is an incredible insight into the story of 3,000 years of faith, slaughter and fanaticism in the Holy City.
- Simon Sebag Montefiore
- 27 January 2011
- Hardcover (Book)
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