By Karen Armstrong
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‘A historical past of Jerusalem could be learn, not just through travelers and power travelers in Jerusalem, yet via all of us.’ Stephen Tummin, day-by-day Telegraph
Jerusalem has most likely forged extra of a spell over the human mind's eye than the other urban within the world.
Held by way of believers to comprise the positioning the place Abraham provided up Isaac, where of the crucifixion of Christ and the rock from which the prophet Muhammed ascended to heaven, Jerusalem has been celebrated and respected for hundreds of years by way of Jews, Christians and Muslims. Such is the symbolic energy of this historical urban that its destiny prestige poses an important drawback to a complete local peace within the center East.
In this finished and assuredly written paintings, Karen Armstrong lines the turbulent heritage of the town from the prehistoric period to the current day.
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A History of Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths by Karen Armstrong