Divided Jerusalem

Divided Jerusalem : The Struggle for the Holy City

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Jerusalem is a deeply divided city. Famously, the Old City has Muslim, Armenian, Jewish and Christian quarters - all separate and at often at loggerheads. The Jewish and Palestinian (Christian and Muslim) populations lead completely separate lives with different schools, shops, taxi companies, languages and newspapers. How has the city become so hopelessly divided and will it always be so? Is there a solution possible and what has been the fate of earlier attempts to reconcile the different communities? Bernard Wasserstein examines the often unhappy history of the Holy City - one of the most contentious places in the world.show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 32mm | 358.34g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861973330
  • 9781861973337

About Bernard Wasserstein

Bernard Wasserstein is Professor of History at Glasgow University and visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was Director of the Oxford Centre for Jewish Studies. His many books include The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln, which won the Golden Dagger Award for Non-fiction and the controversial Vanishing Diaspora.show more

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'A new history of Jerusalem offers an unbiased account of how the city came to be so politically contentious.' Financial Timesshow more

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