Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel
  • Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel
  • Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel
  • Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel
ISBN: 0472031201
EAN13: 9780472031207
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 4, 2005
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 9.06" L x 5.51" W
Weight: 1.37 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Jerusalem Besieged is a fascinating account of how and why a baffling array of peoples, ideologies, and religions have fought for some four thousand years over a city without either great wealth, size, or strategic importance. Cline guides us through the baffling, but always bloody, array of Jewish, Roman, Moslem, Crusader, Ottoman, Western, Arab, and Israeli fights for possession of such a symbolic prize in a manner that is both scholarly and engaging.
-Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford University; author of The Other Greeks and Carnage and Culture

A beautifully lucid presentation of four thousand years of history in a single volume. Cline writes primarily as an archaeologist-avoiding polemic and offering evidence for any religious claims-yet he has also incorporated much journalistic material into this study. Jerusalem Besieged will enlighten anyone interested in the history of military conflict in and around Jerusalem.
-Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, Virginia Military Institute

This groundbreaking study offers a fascinating synthesis of Jerusalem's military history from its first occupation into the modern era. Cline amply deploys primary source material to investigate assaults on Jerusalem of every sort, starting at the dawn of recorded history. Jerusalem Besieged is invaluable for framing the contemporary situation in the Middle East in the Read More chevron_right

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