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Jerusalem Besieged : From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel
by Eric H. Cline


Overview - Tackling a highly topical subject, Eric Cline places the events of the Middle East today in the context of the past. In discussing four thousand years of cyclical violence and bloodshed in and around the city of Jerusalem, he demonstrates how little has really changed.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Tackling a highly topical subject, Eric Cline places the events of the Middle East today in the context of the past. In discussing four thousand years of cyclical violence and bloodshed in and around the city of Jerusalem, he demonstrates how little has really changed. Jews, Christians and Muslims have all desired to control the holy city for centuries, especially Temple Mount, which is of paramount historical, cultural and religious significance. In this book, Cline explores how the methods of war have altered, but the motives have largely remained the same, and goes on to examine how the major political figures of the Middle East today use the events of the past for the purposes of political propaganda. From David's battle against the Jebusites c.1000 BC, the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar's army in 586 BC, the two Jewish revolts against the Romans, the Crusades, the actions of Saladin in the 12th century, to more recent events of the 20th and 21st century.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780472031207
  • ISBN-10: 0472031201
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publish Date: December 2004
  • Page Count: 410
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.62 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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