The first full history in English for over twenty-five years of the world's most venerated city, now in a B-format travellers' edition. Karen Armstrong is one of Britain's -- and, increasingly, the world's -- foremost commentators on religious affairs. Jerusalem is never out of the headlines for long, and this book provides the key to understanding the deep historical roots of the region's violent animosities.
Karen Armstrong spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun and now teaches at the Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism and the Training of Rabbis and Teachers. A regular reviewer for the Sunday Times, she is the author of (among others) A History of God, Holy War, The Gospel According to Women and Through the Narrow Gate.
'A wonderful book: wise and compassionate, lucid and intelligent, balanced and fair.' William Dalrymple 'A triumph' Ian Gilmour, London Review of Books