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To Rule Jerusalem

To Rule Jerusalem

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  • Date Published: June 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521440462

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  • Compelling historical and ethnographic account of the twentieth-century struggle for Jerusalem. The volume examines how Jerusalem is doubly divided, on the one hand between Israelis and Palestinians, each of whom ground their national identities in the city, as well as within each nation between those who put primacy in the democratic decisions of their nations and those who would yield to a higher divine law. Professors Friedland and Hecht explore how Jerusalem has figured as a battleground in conflicts over the relation between Zionism and Judaism and between Palestinian nationalism and Islam. Based on hundreds of interviews with powerful players and ordinary citizens over the course of a decade, this book evokes the ways in which these conflicts are experienced and managed in the life of the city.

    • Highly readable, comprehensive account of Jerusalem's contemporary history, based on the experiences of its residents
    • Only book on Jerusalem that considers the city from both the Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints
    • Illustrates how Israelis and Palestinians alike are engaged in an internal cultural war over the relation between nationalism and religion, democratic and divine law
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    'To Rule Jerusalem is the most comprehensive study of its kind to date, and a welcome scholarly complement to existing journalistic accounts with a similar focus. It reveals extraordinary insight into the complexities which shape this city, and it is beautifully written … invaluable reading for anyone concerned with understanding how and why this small city at once holds the key to peace in the Middle East and threatens to undermine all its prospects.' Cecilia Albin, International Affairs

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521440462
    • length: 574 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • contains: 49 b/w illus. 10 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    List of photographs
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction. To rule Jerusalem
    1. A fearful fusion
    Part I. The Two Zions: Jews against Zionism in Jerusalem:
    2. Zion against Zionism
    3. Black Zion
    4. Sabbath wars
    5. To control the center
    Part II. Zion Divine: Jerusalem as the Messianic Central City:
    6. A few footsteps for the Messiah
    7. Staking the claim
    8. Building the capital
    9. Suburbs of the Messiah
    10. Defensible borders
    Part III. Birth of a Nation:
    11. Platform for Palestine
    12. Zion for Palestine
    13. A state of mind
    14. The Islamic challenge
    15. Baghdad, Berlin and Jerusalem
    Part IV. Heart of Stone:
    16. Al-Quds and Tunis
    17. The city that ate Palestine
    18. Heart of stone
    Index.

  • Authors

    Roger Friedland, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Richard Hecht, University of California, Santa Barbara

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