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Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World

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In James Carroll's provocative reading of the deep past, the Bible's brutality responded to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the start. Centuries later, the mounting European fixation on a heavenly Jerusalem sparked both anti-Semitism and racist colonial contempt. The holy wars of the Knights Templar burned apocalyptic mayhem into the Western mind. Carroll's brilliant and original leap is to show how, as Christopher Columbus carried his own Jerusalem-centric worldview to the West, America too was powerfully shaped by the dream of the City on a Hill—from Governor Winthrop to Abraham Lincoln to Woodrow Wilson to Ronald Reagan. The nuclear brinksmanship of the 1973 Yom Kippur War helps prove his point: religion and violence fuel each other, with Jerusalem the ground zero of the heat.

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James Carroll's urgent, masterly Jerusalem, Jerusalem uncovers the ways in which the ancient city became, unlike any other in the world, an incendiary fantasy of a city.

About the Author

Foster received an MA in Theater from the University of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452600802
Author:
Carroll, James
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Foster, Mel
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
Israel
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.7 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Judaism » Jewish History

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