Jerusalem: The Biography (CD-Audio)
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Short Description for Jerusalem The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it. Abridged edition.
- Published: 10 February 2011
- Format: CD-Audio
- ISBN 13: 9781409113782 ISBN 10: 1409113787
- Sales rank: 121,367
Full description for Jerusalem
Jerusalem lies at the centre of the world, the capital of three faiths, the prize of many conquerors, the jewel of many empires, and the eye of the storm of today's battle of civilisations. But the city lacks a biography. It lacks a secret history. Simon Sebag Montefiore's epic account is seen through kings, conquerors, emperors and soldiers; Muslims, Jews, Christians, Macedonians, Romans and Greeks; Palestinians and Israelis; from King David via Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the Great, Herod, Caesar, Cleopatra, Jesus and Saladin, to Churchill, King Hussein, Anwar Sadat and Ariel Sharon. Their individual stories combine to form the biography of a city - a gritty, dramatic, violent tale of power, empire, love, vanity, luxury and death, bringing three thousand years of history vividly to life.