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[[ Read E-pub ]] Ù Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel ó Jerusalem Besieged is a fascinating account of how and why a baffling array of peoples, ideologies, and religions have fought for some four thousand years over a city without either great wealth, size, or strategic importance Cline guides us through the baffling, but always bloody, array of Jewish, Roman, Moslem, Crusader, Ottoman, Western, Arab, and Israeli fights for possession of such a symbolic prize in a manner that is both scholarly and engaging Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford University author of The Other Greeks and Carnage and Culture A beautifully lucid presentation of four thousand years of history in a single volume Cline writes primarily as an archaeologist avoiding polemic and offering evidence for any religious claims yet he has also incorporated much journalistic material into this study Jerusalem Besieged will enlighten anyone interested in the history of military conflict in and around Jerusalem Col Rose Mary Sheldon, Virginia Military Institute This groundbreaking study offers a fascinating synthesis of Jerusalem s military history from its first occupation into the modern era Cline amply deploys primary source material to investigate assaults on Jerusalem of every sort, starting at the dawn of recorded history Jerusalem Besieged is invaluable for framing the contemporary situation in the Middle East in the context of a very long and pertinent history Baruch Halpern, Pennsylvania State UniversityA sweeping history of four thousand years of struggle for control of one city An absorbing account of archaeological history, from the ancient Israelites first conquest to today s second intifada Cline clearly lays out the fascinating history behind the conflicts USA Today A pleasure to read, this work makes this important but complicated subject fascinating Jewish Book World Jerusalem Besieged is a fascinating account of how and why a baffling array of peoples, ideologies, and religions have fought for some four thousand years over a city without either great wealth, size, or strategic importance Cline guides us through the baffling, but always bloody, array of Jewish, Roman, Moslem, Crusader, Ottoman, Western, Arab, and Israeli fights for possession of such a symbolic prize in a manner that is both scholarly and engaging Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford University author of The Other Greeks and Carnage and Culture Questo libro ha accompagnato il mio pellegrinaggio in Terra Santa e di conseguenza ne conserver per sempre il ricordo Quella di Cline una voce storica chiara, una inappuntabile organizzazione delle fonti che rappresenta una chiave per comprendere la complessit di Gerusalemme e delle sue difficilissime straordinarie convivenze Gerusalemme, nota ai grandi monoteismi come Citt della Pace un luogo dove il sangue scorso a fiumi eppure la sua sacralit persiste, come un enigma ancestrale Questo libro ha accompagnato il mio pellegrinaggio in Terra Santa e di conseguenza ne conserver per sempre il ricordo Quella di Cline una voce storica chiara, una inappuntabile organizzazione delle fonti che rappresenta una chiave per comprendere la complessit di Gerusalemme e delle sue difficilissime straordinarie convivenze Gerusalemme, nota ai grandi monoteismi come Citt della Pace un luogo dove il sangue scorso a fiumi eppure la sua sacralit persiste, come un enigma ancestrale, un cuore sacro sotto le molteplici stratificazioni della storia.Nonostante l enorme fascino che ovviamente proviene dalla storia antica e contrariamente ad ogni aspettativa pre lettura, la parte che pi riuscita a catturare la mia attenzione quella legata alla prima guerra mondiale e alla figura imponente e ambigua del generale britannico Allenby Approximately, 4,ooo thousand years of military campaigns fought over the city of Jerusalem Read for a class on the history of Jerusalem at Uni. It is a 400 page book about 4,000 years of Jerusalem which means it is a summary On the other hand Cline does an excellent job pulling together sources and condensing the information needed for each of the major sieges of Jerusalem.Eric Cline sees himself as being between the Biblical Minimalist and Maximalist so if you follow his other works he will tell where the scholarship forms on a particular subject.Book is a keeper