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Routledge Handbook on Jerusalem

Edited by: Suleiman A. Mourad , Naomi Koltun-Fromm , Bedross Der Matossian

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138936935
eBook ISBN: 9781315676517
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315676517
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Book description

Few cities around the world transcend their physical boundaries the way Jerusalem does. As the spiritual capital of monotheism, Jerusalem has ancient roots and legacies that have imposed themselves on its inhabitants throughout the centuries. In modern times, and aside from all the religious complexities, Jerusalem has become enmeshed in the Palestinian and Israeli national identities and political aspirations, which have involved and dragged into the fray other actors from around the world.

Consisting of 35 chapters from leading specialists, the Routledge Handbook on Jerusalem provides a broad spectrum of studies related to the city and its history. Beginning with a historical overview starting from the end of the Bronze age, the chapters go on to look at a range of topics including:

  • religious symbolism and pilgrimage
  • religious and social relations
  • social and economic history
  • architecture and archaeology
  • maps
  • eschatology
  • politics

By bringing together contributions from leading scholars of different disciplines, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the various layers that make up this unique and special city. It will appeal to students and scholars of Middle East Studies, religion and cultural history, and anyone with an interest in learning more about Jerusalem.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Jerusalem from its beginnings to the end of the Late Bronze Age Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Jerusalem in the First Temple Period Download PDF
Chapter  3:  From the Babylonian exile through the Hasmonean period Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Herodian Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Aelia Capitolina  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Byzantine Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Jerusalem in early Islam Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Crusader period Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Jerusalem in the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Ottoman Jerusalem, 1517–1918 Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Jerusalem in the transition from empire to mandate  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  British Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Nationalizing Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Israeli Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Dome of the Rock Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Representations of Jerusalem in Jewish art and literature in the Late Antique, Medieval, and Modern periods Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Western Wall or Kotel  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Moments of transformation in the urban order of Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Jerusalem in Palestinian poetry Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Jerusalem as ritual space Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Death and burial in Iron Age Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Pilgrimage to Jerusalem in Antiquity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The heavenly Jerusalem and the earthly Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Christian religious symbolism and pilgrimage Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Jerusalem temples to Jerusalem rocks before the coming of Islam Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Jerusalem in maps  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Holy City and Medieval Europe Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Acquiring Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Jerusalem and eschatology Download PDF
Chapter  31:  One hundred and fifty years of archaeology and controversy in Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Between the nations Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Intercommunal relations during the British mandate Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Armenians of Jerusalem in the modern period Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Jerusalem in the peace process Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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