Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2013
Availability: In Stock
In this sweeping and lavishly illustrated history, Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn survey nearly four thousand years of human settlement and building activity in Jerusalem, from prehistoric times through the Ottoman period. The study is structured chronologically, exploring the city’s material culture, including fortifications and water systems as well as key sacred, civic, and domestic architecture. Distinctive finds such as paintings, mosaics, pottery, and coins highlight each period. Their book provides a unique perspective on the emergence and development of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the relationship among the three religions and their cultures into the modern period.
Tel Aviv University
Many excavations took place in Jerusalem in the last 30 years, and Galor and Bloedhorn are extremely familiar with the history and archaeology of the city. This book offers a new, comprehensive, up to date, scientifically reliable and well-illustrated summary for Jerusalems past.
Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
Long expected and urgently needed, this well-organized and readable compendium reflects the state of current research on archaeology in Jerusalem and will shape the growing generation of researchers.
Director of the German Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem and Amman
The authors have worked very hard to write objectively in a field notorious for its ideologically driven literature. Their use of neutral names and terminologies, dependence mainly on archaeological findings and freeing themselves, to a certain extent, from Holy Texts marks a serious scholarly beginning of writing the history of Jerusalem objectively. -Nazmi Jubeh, author of Jerusalems Architectural Treasures The Archaeology of Jerusalem is the first book to present the complete archaeological narrative of Jerusalem devoid of any religious or political biases. The authors' neutrality is demonstrated in their adoption of purely archaeological terminology and a wide variety of sources. The depth of analysis and detail corresponds to the authors on-the-ground expertise of Jerusalem.
Galor and Bloedhorn expertly analyze scores of archaeological finds, textual sources, and the latest research to illuminate the history of Jerusalem and its material culture. Written in lucid prose, this book is an essential resource for specialists and students of archaeology, history, and religion.
-Gregg E. Gardner,
The University of British Columbia
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