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Jerusalem : the biography / Simon Sebag Montefiore.

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  • ISBN: 9780307266514 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0307266516 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxxiii, 650 p. : [24] p. of plates (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

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General Note: "This Is a Borzoi Book"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the "center of the world" and now the key to peace in the Middle East? In a gripping narrative, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals this ever-changing city in its many incarnations, bringing every epoch and character blazingly to life. Jerusalem's biography is told through the wars, love affairs and revelations of the men and women -- kings, empresses, prophets, poets, saints, conquerors and whores -- who created, destroyed, chronicled and believed in Jerusalem. As well as the many ordinary Jerusalemites who have left their mark on the city, its cast varies from Solomon, Saladin and Suleiman the Magnificent to Cleopatra, Caligula and Churchill; from Abraham to Jesus and Muhammad; from the ancient world of Jezebel, Nebuchadnezzar, Herod and Nero to the modern times of the Kaiser, Disraeli, Mark Twain, Lincoln, Rasputin, Lawrence of Arabia and Moshe Dayan. Drawing on new archives, current scholarship, his own family papers and a lifetime's study, Montefiore illuminates the essence of sanctity and mysticism, identity and empire in a unique chronicle of the city that many believe will be the setting for the Apocalypse. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem, and the only city that exists twice -- in heaven and on earth. - Publisher.

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  • 20 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Chelmsford Main Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 21 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Collection Status Due Date
Chelmsford Main Library 956.9442/Seba (Text) Biography Available -
Burlington Public Library 956.9442 SEB (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Flint Memorial Library 956.9442 SEB (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Gleason Public Library 956.9442 Seb (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Groton Public Library History - 956.944 MON (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library 956.9442 SEB (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Haverhill Public Library 956.9442/Sebag Montefiore S (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
J.V. Fletcher Library 956.94 Seb (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Langley-Adams Library HISTORY MID EAST Israel (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Lawrence Public Library 956.94 MON (Text) New Book Available -
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