Jerusalem: City Of The Book

May 14, 2019|
Jerusalem: City Of The Book by Merav Mack
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A captivating journey through the hidden libraries of Jerusalem, where some of the world’s most enduring ideas were put into words
 
In this enthralling book, Merav Mack and Benjamin Balint explore Jerusalem’s libraries to tell the story of this city as a place where some of the world’s most enduring ideas were put into words. The writers of Jerusalem, although renowned the world over, are not usually thought of as a distinct school; their stories as Jerusalemites have never before been woven into a single narrative. Nor have the stories of the custodians, past and present, who safeguard Jerusalem’s literary legacies.
 
By showing how Jerusalem has been imagined by its writers and shelved by its librarians, Mack and Balint tell the untold history of how the peoples of the book have populated the city with texts. In their hands, Jerusalem itself—perched between East and West, antiquity and modernity, violence and piety—comes alive as a kind of labyrinthine library.
Merav Mack is a historian and scholar of contemporary religion affiliated with the Harry S. Truman Research Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the German Protestant Institute for Archaeology at Augusta Victoria. Her current research focuses on Christian minorities in the Middle East. Benjamin Balint is a writer and tra...
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Title:Jerusalem: City Of The Book
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:272 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 in
Published:May 14, 2019
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300222852

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