Jerusalem

av Simon Sebag Montefiore
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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 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, conquerors, saints and whores - who created, destroyed and chronicled Jerusalem, as well as the many ordinary Jerusalemites who left their mark on the city. 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 chronicle of the city that many believe will be the setting for the Apocalypse. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem, and the only city that exists twice - in heaven and on earth.

SKU 9780753828793

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Isbn 9780753828793
Förlag Orion Publishing Group
Utgivningsdatum 27 okt. 2011
Typ Bok
Format Pocket
Språk Engelska
Antal sidor 637
Författare Simon Sebag Montefiore