Jerusalem, Summer II 2013

There are still a few open seats in CASRN220 Holy City this summer, so please sign up and bring your friends. This will be an opportunity to explore what we mean when we (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) call this city “holy,” why and how people are attached to it, and why it is such a contested place. It is also quite beautiful, there’s a complex ancient history to be explored, going back to the Bible and beyond, there are Crusaders, jihadists, and strange messiahs, emperors, caliphs, and builders, architectural history, power, propaganda, and pilgrimage, a rich tapestry of personages and problems, all in one tiny mountain city at the intersection of Africa, Asia, and Europe. For more background on this course, see HERE. (And don’t forget to sign up!)

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