the archaeology of jerusalem from the origins to the ottomans

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The Archaeology Of Jerusalem

Author : Katharina Galor
ISBN : 9780300198997
Genre : History
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In this sweeping and lavishly illustrated history, Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn survey nearly four thousand years of human settlement and building activity in Jerusalem, from prehistoric times through the Ottoman period. The study is structured chronologically, exploring the city’s material culture, including fortifications and water systems as well as key sacred, civic, and domestic architecture. Distinctive finds such as paintings, mosaics, pottery, and coins highlight each period. Their book provides a unique perspective on the emergence and development of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the relationship among the three religions and their cultures into the modern period.

Finding Jerusalem

Author : Katharina Galor
ISBN : 9780520295254
Genre : Religion
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit to learn more. Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city’s physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel’s past or determine its historical legacy. In the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is also an attempt to legitimate—or undercut—national claims to sovereignty. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, Finding Jerusalem provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city. Through a wide-ranging discussion of the material evidence, Katharina Galor illuminates the complex legal contexts and ethical precepts that underlie archaeological activity and the discourse of "cultural heritage" in Jerusalem. This book addresses the pressing need to disentangle historical documentation from the religious aspirations, social ambitions, and political commitments that shape its interpretation.

A Historical Archaeology Of The Ottoman Empire

Author : Uzi Baram
ISBN : 9780306471827
Genre : Social Science
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Archaeology in the Middle East and the Balkans rarely focuses on the recent past; as a result, archaeologists have largely ignored the material remains of the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on a wide variety of case studies and essays, this volume documents the emerging field of Ottoman archaeology and the relationship of this new field to anthropological, classical, and historical archaeology as well as Ottoman studies.

The History And Archaeology Of Jaffa 2

Author : Aaron A. Burke
ISBN : 9781938770579
Genre : History
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Since 2007 the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project has endeavored to bring to light the vast archaeological and historical record of the site of Jaffa in Israel. Continuing the effort begun with The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1, this volume is a collection of independent studies and final reports on smaller excavations that do not require individual book-length treatments. These include overviews of archaeological research in Jaffa, historical and archaeological studies of Medieval and Ottoman Jaffa, reports on excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority at both the Postal Compound between 2009 and 2011 and the Armenian Compound in 2006 and 2007, and studies of the excavations of Jacob Kaplan and Haya Ritter-Kaplan in Jaffa on behalf of the Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums from 1955 to 1974.

Palestine In The Late Ottoman Period

Author : Dāwid Qûšnêr
ISBN : 9004077928
Genre : History
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The Encyclopaedia Of Islam

Author : Sir H. A. R. Gibb
Genre : Islam
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Competitive Archaeology In Jordan

Author : Elena Corbett
ISBN : 9780292760806
Genre : Social Science
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An examination of archaeology in Jordan and Palestine, Competitive Archaeology in Jordan explores how antiquities have been used to build narratives and national identities. Tracing Jordanian history, and the importance of Jerusalem within that history, Corbett analyzes how both foreign and indigenous powers have engaged in a competition over ownership of antiquities and the power to craft history and geography based on archaeological artifacts. She begins with the Ottoman and British Empires—under whose rule the institutions and borders of modern Jordan began to take shape—asking how they used antiquities in varying ways to advance their imperial projects. Corbett continues through the Mandate era and the era of independence of an expanded Hashemite Kingdom, examining how the Hashemites and other factions, both within and beyond Jordan, have tried to define national identity by drawing upon antiquities. Competitive Archaeology in Jordan traces a complex history through the lens of archaeology's power as a modern science to create and give value to spaces, artifacts, peoples, narratives, and academic disciplines. It thus considers the role of archaeology in realizing Jordan's modernity—drawing its map; delineating sacred and secular spaces; validating taxonomies of citizens; justifying legal frameworks and institutions of state; determining logos of the nation for display on stamps, currency, and in museums; and writing history. Framing Jordan's history in this way, Corbett illustrates the manipulation of archaeology by governments, institutions, and individuals to craft narratives, draw borders, and create national identities.

Governing The Holy City

Author : Johannes Pahlitzsch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122434355
Genre : History
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English description: The history of Jerusalem during the Islamic Middle Ages was not confined to the foundation of sanctuaries, and the struggle over their control - even if these aspects could not be ignored in the context of Jerusalem. Different kinds of sources - buildings, inscriptions, documents and chronicles - inform us about the history of Jerusalem between the Fatimids and the Ottomans, and on the changing social and political factors which shaped the urban environment. German description: Die Geschichte der Stadt Jerusalem im islamischen Mittelalter umfasste mehr als die Einrichtung und Nutzung von Heiligtumern und den Streit um ihre Kontrolle - auch wenn diese Aspekte aus dem Leben in der Stadt nicht wegzudenken waren. Verschiedene Quellen - Bauten, Inschriften, Urkunden und chronikalische Literatur - geben Aufschluss uber die Geschichte Jerusalems zwischen Fatimiden und Osmanen, wobei hier v.a. die wechselnden sozialen und politischen Faktoren in der Gestaltung des stadtischen Lebensumfeldes im Vordergrund stehen.

Ottoman Jerusalem

Author : Yūsuf Saʻīd Natshah
ISBN : UVA:X004617451
Genre : Architecture, Islamic
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The Pentecostal Mission In Palestine

Author : Eric Nelson Newberg
ISBN : 9781630875787
Genre : Religion
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The Pentecostal mission in Palestine is a virtually unknown episode in the history of Pentecostalism. Its story begins in 1906 at the Azusa Street Revival, from which missionaries were sent to Palestine. In its first thirty years, the Pentecostal mission in Palestine gained a foothold in Jerusalem and expanded its reach into Jordan, Syria, and Iran. It was severely tested and lost traction during the tumultuous period of the Arab Revolts, World War II, and the Partition Crisis. With the catastrophic war of 1948, the Pentecostal missionaries fled as their Arab clients were swept away in the Palestinian Diaspora. After 1948, a valiant attempt was made to revive the mission, but only with relative success. Although the Pentecostal missionaries failed in their objective of converting Jews and Muslims, they were eyewitnesses of the formative events of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Newberg argues that the Pentecostal missionaries functioned as brokers of Pentecostal Zionism. He offers a postcolonial assessment of the Pentecostal missionaries, crediting them for advocating philosemitism, yet bringing them up short for disregarding the civil rights of Palestinian Arabs, espousing Islamophobia, and contributing to the forces working against peace in the Holy Land.

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