By COPELLO, ROBERTO (Author)
The holiest city in Judaism, Jerusalem is also one of the holiest cities in Islam and an important site of pilgrimage for Christians. This essential resource offers fresh perspective on the complex melting pot of ethnicities and cultures upon which Jerusalem is founded, and the singular cohabitation which, for centuries, the followers of three different religions have experienced. The various places of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian worship are depicted in full-color photographs that transport readers to the walled Old City with its Jewish, Arabic, Christian, and Muslim quarters, the New City, the Arabic Quarter, and the Christian quarter. The accessible text presents fascinating historical details about the citys artistic and cultural heritage, and the contrasts which can be found nowhere else in the world.