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The Resource A Jerusalem Anthology: : travel writing through the centuries

A Jerusalem Anthology: : travel writing through the centuries

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A Jerusalem Anthology: : travel writing through the centuries
Title
A Jerusalem Anthology:
Title remainder
travel writing through the centuries
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jerusalem has a special status as a city that is both terrestrial and celestial. The name includes a cognate for 'peace, ' but the old stones of the city have witnessed epic bloodshed and destruction over the centuries. The three great monotheistic religions all regard it with especial fervor, and it has for at least two millennia attracted pilgrims intent on seeing it before they die. This rich and compelling anthology of travelers' writings attempts to convey something of the diverse experiences of visitors to this most complex and enigmatic of cities. A Jerusalem Anthology takes us on a journey through a city, not just of illusion and powerful accumulated religious emotion, but of colors, lights, smells, and sounds, an inhabited city as it was directly experienced and lived in through the ages. Memoirs of visitors such as as sixth-century AD pilgrim Saint Silvia of Bordeaux, medieval Jerusalemite al-Muqaddasi, Grand Tour voyagers Gustave Flaubert and Alexander Kinglake, the humorous Mark Twain, or the cynical T.E. Lawrence provide vivid and sometimes disturbing vignettes of the Holy City at very different times in its tumultuous history
Cataloging source
YDX
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • TRAVEL / Middle East / Israel
  • Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem
  • Travel
  • Middle East
Label
A Jerusalem Anthology: : travel writing through the centuries
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical rerferences (page [153]-156)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
974020957
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9789774168420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974020957
Label
A Jerusalem Anthology: : travel writing through the centuries
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical rerferences (page [153]-156)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
974020957
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9789774168420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974020957

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