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10 thoughts on “ Jerusalem: The Biography

  1. says:

    This is one of those non fiction books that you read as fiction And this is one of those books that I m most proud of being its editor It took us two years to complete it I don t know any how many times I ve reread it, worrying about every detail with my team Beautiful book about biography of Jerusalem, for those who love history And they don t have to be scholars to enjoy this bookI can call myself the Serbian editor of Montefiore family, since I m Santa s edi...


  2. says:

    City of the Book My first sight of Jerusalem was in a taxi, driving up from the airport at Tel Aviv It was a winter afternoon in late November, with the sun well down on the horizon The colour tones were all light grey, not drab, just grey upon grey, dramatically punctuated by a brilliant flash of gold from the Dome of the Rock it was almost as if I had been allowed the briefest glimpse of the celestial city, Zion itself It was the new city we drove into, with the old beyond, the Turkish walls prominent on the horizon My first impression was of sheer ordinariness, all a bit anti climatic After all, Jerusalem is a place that one has visited countless times in the imagination the city of David, the city of Jesus, the city of Mohammed, the city of God It was only gradually that the reality caught up with the romance Yes, this is an ordinarily extraordinary place here I am walking on the flagstones of history itself, on the paths of destiny I ve now visited the city again through the pages of Simon Sebag Montefiore s Jerusalem the Biography What a story he has to tell, tragic and bloody, exhilarating and uplifting how well he tells it, with style, ease and a superb eye for detail, for the artist s colourful vignettes that bring the place to life It s the story of us all it s the story of civilization itself, of the...


  3. says:

    Let me explain my rating This book was extremely hard for me all the way through I knew if I took a break with another book, I would never pick it up again Nevertheless, the book IS informative and I AM glad I read it, but Books of non fiction do NOT have to be this hard to get through It is non fiction books like this that make people think the genre is difficult I protest It need not be so, and say this with my one star rating Later changed to two because I did learn about the city s history It was not a total waste of time The book is extremely dense and portions should have been cut by the editor One example the very end, the lyrical ending of the epilog, which otherwise rapidly recounts all the historical events from the Six Days War to the present There are numerous derogatory statements that are completely unnecessary These sweeping judgments are not suitable Just one example Truman is introduced as the mediocre senator from Missouri The author s personal relationship to characters of history should have been better clarified and irrelevant people with family connections to the author removed I am not reading this book to learn about the author s family History s violence is on the verge of being graphically depicted in the book Even though this book is so extensive, it is best understood if you know a lot before you even open its covers A word about the audiobook s narration by John Lee I ha...


  4. says:

    Jerusalem is a masterpiece 10 stars Read this book.In Jerusalem Simon Sebag Montefiore presents not just a history of the city but of the region and much of the western world One finds that virtually every prophet and charlatan, king, queen, prince and despot, priest, politician, conquerer and crusader in recorded history has some connection to the city and has often trod its streets Jerusalem is the center of three of the world s religions yet until the 1900s was rarely larger than a small town 30,000 inhabitants It has been fought over, raised, and rebuilt countless times, than any other city in history It has known little peace and remains a city in conflict today All of this history from Biblical times to the present Montefiore chronicles in clear, concise and importantly balanced detail the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Egyptian, European, Turk, Persian, and Arab experience all presented without favoritism, warts and all with a novelist s eye for character and narrative that ma...


  5. says:

    Jerusalem is a fascinating city Holy to Jews, Christians, and Muslims it has at times been the center of internaational intrigue, conflict, and reverence and at other times a forgotten backwater pile of rocks Its history stretches over thousands of years and has been the subject of countless prayers, hopes, dreams, and aspirations It has inspired awe of the divine and hatred for our fellow human Its history is the history of East meeting West, of religion and realpolitik, of imperialism and indigenous rights It is a messy, complicated, and bloodstained city that has at times been Jewish, Christian, and Muslim It is, simply put, as complicated a place as it is holy.Jerusalem The Biography sets out the very ambitious task of telling the story of this embodiment of contradictions It presents an unbroken account of what was happening to the city and the surrounding area from its founding through the present day I think in some ways the book succeeds in relating the events of Jerusalem but fails in telling the story of Jerusalem.What I mean by that is Montefiore does a very thorough job cataloging th...


  6. says:

    List of IllustrationsList of Family TreesList of MapsPrefaceAcknowledgementsNotes on Names, Transliterations and Titles Jerusalem Family TreesMapsBibliographyIndex The full and extremely extensive references for this book are available in the hardback edition and also on the author s website at order to make the paperba...


  7. says:

    A very detailed, in depth history of one of the most complex, troubled, emotionally and religiously intense cities of the world, the ideological center of all three Abrahamic religions An emotionally exhausting tour, spanning across millennia of war, pilgrimage, cooperation and coexistence, fanaticism, corruption, mysticism and enlightenment The history of Jerusalem is the history of the World, it has been stated, and I definitely see some merit in this statement The weight of history feels overwhelming here, it really is a very special place It is also the city where these religions and people are forced to live very close together, and as such it is a litmus test for the maturity of human kind a test that currently, considering the political situation in the Middle East, is far from delivering flattering results The author provides a well researched, balanced history of this ancient city, providing an amazingly detailed overview of Jerusalem its history, people, religions, and architecture The book is well written, but I think that some of the author s selection choices are a bit questionable there is too much focus on the personal idiosyncrasies and histories of specific individuals who cares if the wife of some mid rank British officer had so many affairs , at the expenses of the coherence and explanatory depth of the main historical patterns and developments I think the author, who is certainly passionate about Jerusalem and its history, trie...


  8. says:

    To try and tackle the history of one of the most famous cities in the world, in one book, is not the easiest of writing challenges, but Montefiore has had a pretty good go at it He has tried to cover from the very earliest references to relatively recent events, and this has made this a very substantial book indeed I won t try and surmise all 600 plus pages into a couple of paragraphs would be nigh on impossible, but suffice to say Montefiore has filled these pages with immense amounts of detail and history of the lives of the people that have occupied this city It has played a significant role in many world events and is considered one of the holiest places by the three abrahamic religions He sets the context for each of the eras and highlight the movers and shakers of that time.All good stuff, or so you would think But this amount of detail makes this so difficult to read at times, along with literally a cast of thousands over the millennia, it did feel like I was wading through it at...


  9. says:

    4 1 2 stars actually This book was massive in it s scope and reach, the best sentence to summarize it and get a sense of The amount of work and the nuances that went into this book comes from the book itself Jerusalem s history is a chronicle of settlers, colonists and pilgrims, who have included Arabs, Jews and many others, in a place that has grown and contracted many times During than a Millennium of Islamic rule, Jerusalem was repeatedly colonized by Islamic settlers, scholars, Sufis and pilgrims who were Arabs, Turks, Indians, Sudanese, Iranians, Kurds, Iraqis and Maghrebis, as well as Christian Armenians Serbs, Georgians and Russian Jews who later settled there for similar reasons this books tries to chronicle all of this migrations , and at the same time trying not to offer anyone s claim to the Holy City It is a great work of study , but you will define get information overload and in a case as complex as Jerusalem even so Definitely recomm...


  10. says:

    If there s one city that needs a biography, it must be Jerusalem In a highly readable style, Simon Sebag Montefiore takes us on a tour from the earliest recorded history to today s Jerusalem.The history of Jerusalem is a chronicle of colonists and pilgrims, whether they are Arab, Jew or Christians The city itself witnessed a large amount of different masters, each with their own beliefs and each thinking they were the true and only religions Nowhere in the world did so many people die on account of their beliefs and religion, and yet they kept coming to this Holy City Nowadays, both the Arabs and the Jews have historical claims to the city.According to the author, Jerusalem is on the crossroads on becoming a reli...


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