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By Eric H. Cline

"Jerusalem Besieged is an interesting account of ways and why a baffling array of peoples, ideologies, and religions have fought for a few 4 thousand years over a urban with out both nice wealth, dimension, or strategic significance. Cline courses us during the baffling, yet regularly bloody, array of Jewish, Roman, Moslem, Crusader, Ottoman, Western, Arab, and Israeli fights for ownership of the sort of symbolic prize in a way that's either scholarly and engaging."
-Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford college; writer of The different Greeks and Carnage and Culture

"A superbly lucid presentation of 4 thousand years of historical past in one quantity. Cline writes basically as an archaeologist-avoiding polemic and delivering facts for any non secular claims-yet he has additionally included a lot journalistic fabric into this examine. Jerusalem Besieged will enlighten an individual attracted to the historical past of army clash in and round Jerusalem."
-Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, Virginia army Institute

"This groundbreaking learn bargains a desirable synthesis of Jerusalem's army historical past from its first profession into the fashionable period. Cline amply deploys fundamental resource fabric to enquire attacks on Jerusalem of each variety, beginning on the sunrise of recorded historical past. Jerusalem Besieged is helpful for framing the modern state of affairs within the heart East within the context of a really lengthy and pertinent history."
-Baruch Halpern, Pennsylvania country University

A sweeping background of 4 thousand years of fight for keep watch over of 1 city

"[An] soaking up account of archaeological heritage, from the traditional Israelites' first conquest to cutting-edge moment intifada. Cline truly lays out the interesting heritage at the back of the conflicts."
-USA Today

"A excitement to learn, this paintings makes this significant yet complex topic fascinating."
-Jewish ebook World

"Jerusalem Besieged is an interesting account of ways and why a baffling array of peoples, ideologies, and religions have fought for a few 4 thousand years over a urban with out both nice wealth, dimension, or strategic significance. Cline courses us throughout the baffling, yet continually bloody, array of Jewish, Roman, Moslem, Crusader, Ottoman, Western, Arab, and Israeli fights for ownership of this sort of symbolic prize in a fashion that's either scholarly and engaging."
-Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford collage; writer of the opposite Greeks and Carnage and Culture

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