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The Resource Jerusalem : the biography, Simon Sebag Montefiore

Jerusalem : the biography, Simon Sebag Montefiore

Label
Jerusalem : the biography
Title
Jerusalem
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgment 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 did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the "center 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, Lincoln, Rasputin, Lawrence of Arabia and Moshe Dayan. 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. - Publisher
Cataloging source
ZS3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Jerusalem : the biography, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=81C2D53C-9FC4-478B-B579-B426AC921AC2
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This Is a Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7ocm63182492
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307594488
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
81c2d53c-9fc4-478b-b579-b426ac921ac2
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Jerusalem : the biography, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=81C2D53C-9FC4-478B-B579-B426AC921AC2
Publication
Note
"This Is a Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7ocm63182492
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307594488
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
81c2d53c-9fc4-478b-b579-b426ac921ac2
Specific material designation
remote

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