This remarkable portrayal of Jerusalem has become a favorite of many readers interested in this city's dramatic past. Through a collection of firsthand accounts, we see Jerusalem as it appeared through the centuries to a fascinating variety of observers--Jews, Christians, Muslims, and secularists, from pilgrim to warrior to merchant. F. E. Peters skillfully unites these moving eyewitness statements in an immensely readable narrative commentary.
Originally published in 1995.
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"A worthy tribute to a city that very few people can visit, or can ever have visited for hundreds or thousands of years past, without profound excitement and emotional turmoil."--Michael Grant, The New York Times Book Review
"Many hours of moving, sometimes beautiful, often disturbing reading."--Merle Rubin, The Christian Science Monitor
"This book is full of interest and value for all who love the Holy City. Between the covers of no other single book about Jerusalem is this wealth of material to be found."--Ronald Brownrigg, The Middle East Journal
Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by F. E. Peters:
- The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam. [Paperback]
- The Hajj: The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Places. [Paperback]
- Islam: A Guide for Jews and Christians. [Paperback]
- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: The Classical Texts and Their Interpretation, Volume I: From Convenant to Community. [Paperback]
- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: The Classical Texts and Their Interpretation, Volume II: The Word and the Law and the People of God. [Paperback]
- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: The Classical Texts and Their Interpretation, Volume III: The Works of the Spirit. [Paperback]
- Mecca: A Literary History of the Muslim Holy Land. [Hardcover and Paperback]
- The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Volume I: The Peoples of God. [Paperback]
- The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Volume II: The Words and Will of God. [Paperback]
- A Reader on Classical Islam. [Paperback]
- The Voice, the Word, the Books: The Sacred Scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims. [Hardcover]
Hardcover published in 1985