City of the Great King
Jerusalem From David to the PresentBook - 1996
This volume brings to life the ancient drama of the world's holiest city on the eve of a new millenium. Some 3000 years ago King David captured Jerusalem from the Jebusites and made the city his capital. There Solomon built the Temple and the Jewish people found their spiritual centre. From its glory under the House of David to its emergence 1000 years later as the birthplace of Christianity, from its destruction by the Romans to its conquest by the forces of Islam and its Crusader and Ottoman periods, Jerusalem has been endlessly revered and warred over, celebrated and desecrated. Mining the evidence of this history, the authors gathered here conjure the Holy City as it has appeared in antique Hebrew texts; in the testimony of Jewish and Christian pilgrims and in art; in mediaeval Islamic literature and in Western 19th-century accounts; in maps and mosaics and architecture through the ages.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
Branch Call Number: 956.9442/CITY
Characteristics: xiii, 562 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.