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Jerusalem: Idea and Reality by Tamar Mayer,Suleiman A. Mourad

By Tamar Mayer,Suleiman A. Mourad

Jerusalem, the holy urban of 3 faiths, has been the point of interest of competing historic, spiritual, and political narratives from Biblical chronicles to today’s headlines. With an air of secrecy that transcends the bounds of time and position, the town itself embodies varied degrees of fact – certainly, varied realities altogether – for either observers and population. there's the genuine Jerusalem, a spot of old streets and monuments, temples and coffee-houses, non secular discourse and political argument. yet there's additionally the imaginary and utopian urban that exists within the minds of believers, political strategists, and artists. The research of this multifaceted urban poses complicated questions that variety over a number of fields of inquiry.

The multidisciplinary stories in Jerusalem offer insights into this complexity. Chapters by means of prime students study the numerous concerns that relate to the belief, illustration, and standing of town on the ancient, spiritual, social, creative, and political degrees. jointly they supply a vital source for somebody attracted to the paradoxes that Jerusalem offers.

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