A History of Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths by Karen Armstrong

By Karen Armstrong

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‘A historical past of Jerusalem might be learn, not just by way of visitors and capability visitors in Jerusalem, yet via all of us.’ Stephen Tummin, day-by-day Telegraph

Jerusalem has most likely solid extra of a spell over the human mind's eye than the other urban within the world.

Held by means of believers to include the positioning the place Abraham provided up Isaac, where of the crucifixion of Christ and the rock from which the prophet Muhammed ascended to heaven, Jerusalem has been celebrated and respected for hundreds of years via Jews, Christians and Muslims. Such is the symbolic strength of this historic urban that its destiny prestige poses a tremendous hindrance to a complete nearby peace within the heart East.

In this finished and assuredly written paintings, Karen Armstrong lines the turbulent historical past of the town from the prehistoric period to the current day.

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Are Beirut’s many lives and deaths in need of rediscovery? If so, how far back must the historian go? e.? Is he obliged to search for evidence of a linear progression linking the ages of the ancient city and the metropolis of the twentieth century, by turns proud, battered and bruised, convalescent?

S. Multinational Force (USMF); Iranian Revolutionary Guards who trained new Hizbullah recruits in the suburbs. Further emphasizing the cosmopolitan character of the war, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFL), formed in 1978 and still in place more than twenty-five years later (its mandate having been renewed again in 2003), mobilized contingents of French, Italians, Nepalese, Irish, Indians, Norwegians, Swedes, Iranians (among the latter, soldiers who had helped to bring about the Shah’s downfall), and Ghanaians—none of whom were averse to spending a few days in Beirut when a pause in the violence allowed them to leave their bases in the southern part of the country.

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