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City of the Great King

Jerusalem from David to the Present

Edited by Nitza Rosovsky

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674367098

Publication Date: 03/01/1996

562 pages

4 maps, 11 color illustrations, 39 halftones, 32 line illustrations


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  • Chronology
  • Introduction [Nitza Rosovsky]
    • 1. The Inhabitants of Jerusalem [Magen Broshi]
  • The Heavenly City
    • 2. The Holy Places [F. E. Peters]
    • 3. Jerusalem in Jewish Spirituality [Joseph Dan]
    • 4. The Holy City in Christian Thought [Paula Fredriksen]
    • 5. The Spiritual Meaning of Jerusalem in Islam [Angelika Neuwirth]
    • 6. Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land [Robert L. Wilken]
    • 7. Jewish Pilgrimage after the Destruction of the Second Temple [Mark Friedman]
  • The Earthly City
    • 8. Jerusalem and Zionism [Arthur Hertzberg]
    • 9. Palestinian Images of Jerusalem [Muhammad Muslih]
  • The City in Literature, Art, and Architecture
    • 10. Jerusalem in Medieval Islamic Literature [Jonathan M. Bloom]
    • 11. Nineteenth-Century Portraits through Western Eyes [Nitza Rosovsky]
    • 12. Depictions in Modern Hebrew Literature [Dan Miron]
    • 13. Geography and Geometry of Jerusalem [Bianca Kühnel]
    • 14. Jerusalem Elsewhere [Oleg Grabar]
    • 15. The City in Jewish Folk Art [Nitza Rosovsky]
    • 16. The Image of the Holy City in Maps and Mapping [Milka Levy-Rubin and Rehav Rubin]
    • 17. Two Islamic Construction Plans for al-Haram al-Sharif [Sabri Jarrar]
    • 18. Architecture of the City outside the Walls [Ziva Sternhell]
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Contributors
  • Illustration Credits
  • Acknowledgments

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