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Jerusalem Jerusalem : How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
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Jerusalem Jerusalem : How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Price RM60.00 RM126.00
Product SKU 9780547195612
Brand International Publications
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Jerusalem, Jerusalem : How The Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World - Hardcover


Author: James Carroll
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 9780547195612
Year: Jul 2011
Language: English
Pages: 448
Weight: 600g


In 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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