Temple of Jerusalem

Temple of Jerusalem : The Extraordinary History of a Site Sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims

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Few buildings in the world have had such a power over the imagination as the Temple in Jerusalem. Yet it has not existed for nearly 2000 years. This title tells the history of that monument of the imagination and its significance for Jews, Christians and Muslims.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 197mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1861976984
  • 9781861976987
  • 923,415

About Simon Goldhill

Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at Cambridge. His Love, Sex and Tragedy: How the Ancient World Shapes Our Lives was published by John Murray in 2004.show more

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'A brilliant little book which explores our continuing fascination with this eternal monument to the human imagination.' Tristam Hunt 'A bravura performance' Dr Julia Neuberger 'Thoroughly absorbing: the writing is fresh, the erudition lightly worn with pleasing nuggets of fact and fantasy culled from an impressive variety of sources.' Malise Ruthven, Sunday Times 'Goldhill sweeps ably down the centuries.' Madeleine Kingsley, Jewish Chronicle 'His vivid and almost conversational style leads the reader comfortably through complex material.' John Barton, TLSshow more

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