Millis, Joseph,

Jerusalem : the story of a great city / Joseph Millis. --London : Carlton Books, 2015. ©2015.

160 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour), facsimiles, colour maps ; 29 cm

Includes index.

The origins of Jerusalem -- King David and His City -- King Solomon's temple -- The Assyrians and the Babylonians -- From Cyrus to Alexander -- The Western Wall -- Egyptian- Greek and Roman rule -- Jesus of Nazareth and Jerusalem -- Jerusalem and Islam -- The crusades -- Mamluk rule -- Rebirth and re-establishment -- The dome of the rock -- Outside the City Walls -- Zion and the Dawn of a New Era -- The first World War -- The al-Aqsa Mosque -- The British mandate -- The second World war --Statehood and capital -- The tower of David -- Jerusalem's new institutions -- The six-day war -- Jerusalem's cultural life.

'The Holy City of Jerusalem has been the spiritual focus for three major world religious-Judaism, Christianity and Islam-for more than three millennia, having been established as the centre of the state of Israel, and witnessed both the Prophet Muhammad's ascension into heaven and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Jerusalem: The Illustrated History of the Holy City takes the reader on a journey from the very origins of Jerusalem to its present-day status as the possible key to peace in the Middle East, and covers the period of the rule of King David, Jerusalem's role as the focal point of the Crusades, the Jewish expansion in the City in the Nineteenth century and the cultural boom the city experienced in the 1960s.'

9780233004617 (hardback) 0233004610 (hardback)


Jerusalem--Pictorial works.
Jerusalem--Description and travel.

DS 109.9 .M55 2015

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