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Jerusalem

The Biography

Simon Sebag Montefiore

(author)

Paperback
A fully updated 10th anniversary edition of the SUNDAY TIMES No.1 Bestseller
Released on September 17, 2020
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Jerusalem: The Biography A01 By (author) N Simon Sebag Montefiore 196 128 50 620 BC Paperback / softback 784 Weidenfeld & Nicolson Orion Publishing Co London United Kingdom HBJF1 Middle Eastern history HBL History: earliest times to present day HBTB Social & cultural history BGH Biography: historical, political & military 1FBH Israel 1.3 NHG NHTB DNBH Middle Eastern history Social & cultural history Biography: historical, political & military 1FBG Jerusalem A fully updated 10th anniversary edition of the SUNDAY TIMES No.1 Bestseller The story of Jerusalem is the story of the world. This fully revised and updated edition includes a new epilogue bringing the story of Jerusalem up to the present day including updates on the Israeli American relationship and the huge recent shifts in the Middle East. Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilisations. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the 'centre of the world' and now the key to peace in the Middle East? Drawing on new archives and a lifetime's study, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals this ever-changing city 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. From King David to the twenty-first century, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of 3,000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem, and the only city that exists twice: in heaven and on earth. Heterogenous, sprawling, erudite and touched by genius * CATHOLIC HERALD * As entertaining as it is elucidating. It's a history that is sharply paced as a novel and fairly brims over with sparkling writing * SUNDAY BUSINESS POST * A scintillating portrait of Jerusalem. Utterly compelling and a moving picture of the city which has one way or another affected civilisation for thousands of years. Sebag Montefiore has become one of the greatest historians of his generation. * DAILY EXPRESS * Anyone with an interest in history should read this, if only to be reminded of just how much history has rolled back and forth over this pile of stones between 1458 and today. In fact, when compared with the carnage visited on it by the Romans, Crusaders, Albanians and, in the 12th century, the teenage King of Norway, the last 100 years there have been relatively peaceful. * THE WORD MAGAZINE * A brilliantly detailed history... as entertaining as it is erudite * TATLER * This is a city that has survived Hell, and Montefiore takes you to the heart of it * NORTHERN ECHO * Full of faith, power, slaughter and fanaticism; this is a unique chronicle, balanced and critical and wonderfully entertaining. * THE EXAMINER * Never a dull moment * DAILY MAIL * It is a gripping read, told with verve and fluency, and explains why Jerusalem, like a living person, has touched the heart of so many cultures, East and West, for so long * THE TIMES * Compelling and thought-provoking...Working on an immense chronological and thematic canvas Sebag Montefiore does his subject more than justice. He narrates the terrible history of Jerusalem vividly and graphically... fascinating but ghastly. * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * Simon Sebag Montefiore's history of Jerusalem is a labour of love and scholarship... a considerable achievement... he has a wonderful ear for the absurdities and adventurers of the past... totally gripping... vivid compelling, engaged, engrossing, knowledgeable * INDEPENDENT * Outstanding, superbly objective, elegantly written and highly entertaining * MAIL ON SUNDAY * Astoundingly ambitious and triumphantly epic history of the city * DAILY TELEGRAPH * A fittingly vast and dazzling portrait of Jerusalem, utterly compelling from start to finish * SUNDAY TIMES * Simon Sebag Montefiore is the internationally bestselling author of a number of prize-winning books that have been published in forty-eight languages. CATHERINE THE GREAT & POTEMKIN was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; STALIN: THE COURT OF THE RED TSAR won the BBA History Book of the Year Prize; YOUNG STALIN won the Costa Biography Award, the LA Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique; JERUSALEM: THE BIOGRAPHY won the JBC Book of the Year Prize and the Wenjin Book Prize in China; THE ROMANOVS: 1613-1918 won the Lupicaia del Terriccio Book Prize. He is the author of the Moscow Trilogy of novels: SASHENKA, RED SKY AT NOON and ONE NIGHT IN WINTER, which won the Political Fiction Book of the Year Award. He is also the author of WRITTEN IN HISTORY: LETTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD and the forthcoming VOICES OF HISTORY: SPEECHES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. 14042020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 14.99 0.00 14.99 This price includes a tax element GB 10 Not yet available 17092020 16 BERT GARD Y

The story of Jerusalem is the story of the world. This fully revised and updated edition includes a new epilogue bringing the story of Jerusalem up to the present day including updates on the Israeli American relationship and the huge recent shifts in the Middle East.

Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilisations. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the 'centre of the world' and now the key to peace in the Middle East? Drawing on new archives and a lifetime's study, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals this ever-changing city 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.

From King David to the twenty-first century, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of 3,000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem, and the only city that exists twice: in heaven and on earth.

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Book publisherOrion Publishing Co
Publication date17 Sep 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages784
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