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2 Фев 2013
Jerusalem: The Biography

Автор: Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgment Day and the battlefield of today’s clash of civilizations.

From King David to the 21st century, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism, and coexistence.

In this masterful narrative, Simon Sebag Montefiore brings the holy city to life, through the people who created and destroyed it - from Herod, Cleopatra and Nero to Churchill, Rasputin and Truman - and draws on the latest scholarship, his own family history, and a lifetime of study to show that the story of Jerusalem is truly the story of the world.

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