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Jerusalem : The Biography -- Paperback
Jerusalem : The Biography -- Paperback
Publisher : Orion Publishing Co
Published Date : 2012/03
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781780220253

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Book Description
Table of Contents
 
        List of Illustrations                      xviii
        List of Family Trees                       xxiii
        List of Maps                               xxiv
Preface                                            xxv
Acknowledgements                                   xxxvii
Notes on Names, Transliterations and Titles        xlii
Prologue                                           1     (16)
  PART ONE JUDAISM
    1 The World of David                           17    (6)
    2 The Rise of David                            23    (3)
    3 The Kingdom and the Temple                   26    (11)
    4 The Kings of Judah                           37    (12)
    5 The Whore of Babylon                         49    (8)
    6 The Persians                                 57    (7)
    7 The Macedonians                              64    (14)
    8 The Maccabees                                78    (8)
    9 The Romans Arrive                            86    (8)
    10 The Herods                                  94    (20)
    11 Jesus Christ                                114   (19)
    12 The Last of the Herods                      133   (14)
    13 Jewish Wars: The Death of Jerusalem         147   (8)
  PART TWO PAGANISM
    14 Aelia Capitolina                            155   (18)
  PART THREE CHRISTIANITY
    15 The Apogee of Byzantium                     173   (18)
    16 Sunset of the Byzantines: Persian           191   (12)
    Invasion
  PART FOUR ISLAM
    17 The Arab Conquest                           203   (11)
    18 The Umayyads: The Temple Restored           214   (12)
    19 The Abbasids: Distant Masters               226   (5)
    20 The Fatimids: Tolerance and Lunacy          231   (16)
  PART FIVE CRUSADE
    21 The Slaughter                               247   (11)
    22 The Rise of Outremer                        258   (6)
    23 The Golden Age of Outremer                  264   (14)
    24 Stalemate                                   278   (11)
    25 The Leper-King                              289   (7)
    26 Saladin                                     296   (12)
    27 The Third Crusade: Saladin and Richard      308   (7)
    28 The Saladin Dynasty                         315   (14)
  PART SIX MAMLUK
    29 Slave to Sultan                             329   (9)
    30 Decline of the Mamluks                      338   (9)
  PART SEVEN OTTOMAN
    31 The Magnificence of Suleiman                347   (4)
    32 Mystics and Messiahs                        351   (17)
    33 The Families                                368   (9)
  PART EIGHT EMPIRE
    34 Napoleon in the Holy Land                   377   (5)
    35 The New Romantics: Chateaubriand and        382   (9)
    Disraeli
    36 The Albanian Conquest                       391   (6)
    37 The Evangelists                             397   (22)
    38 The New City                                419   (5)
    39 The New Religion                            424   (7)
    40 Arab City, Imperial City                    431   (10)
    41 Russians                                    441   (8)
  PART NINE ZIONISM
    42 The Kaiser                                  449   (10)
    43 The Oud-Player of Jerusalem                 459   (14)
    44 World War                                   473   (9)
    45 Arab Revolt, Balfour Declaration            482   (17)
    46 The Christmas Present                       499   (14)
    47 The Victors and the Spoils                  513   (9)
    48 The British Mandate                         522   (16)
    49 The Arab Revolt                             538   (15)
    50 The Dirty War                               553   (17)
    51 Jewish Independence, Arab Catastrophe       570   (10)
    52 Divided                                     580   (9)
    53 Six Days                                    589   (14)
Epilogue                                           603   (26)
Family Trees                                       629   (8)
Maps                                               637   (12)
Notes                                              649   (2)
Bibliography                                       651   (32)
Index                                              683
 

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 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 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. 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.
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