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Jerusalem - The Biography

Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the "center of the world" and now the key to peace in the Middle East? In a gripping narrative, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals this ever-changing city in its many incarnations, bringing every epoch and character blazingly to life. Jerusalem's biography is told through the wars, love affairs and revelations of the men and women-kings, empresses, prophets, poets, saints, conquerors and whores-who created, destroyed, chronicled and believed in Jerusalem. As well as the many ordinary Jerusalemites who have left their mark on the city, its cast varies from Solomon, Saladin and Suleiman the Magnificent to Cleopatra, Caligula and Churchill; from Abraham to Jesus and Muhammad; from the ancient world of Jezebel, Nebuchadnezzar, Herod and Nero to the modern times of the Kaiser, Disraeli, Mark Twain, Lincoln, Rasputin, Lawrence of Arabia and Moshe Dayan. Drawing on new archives, current scholarship, his own family papers and a lifetime's study, Montefiore illuminates the essence of sanctity and mysticism, identity and empire in a unique chronicle of the city that many believe will be the setting for the Apocalypse. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem, and the only city that exists twice-in heaven and on earth. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

25h 28m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:35


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:16


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:03


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:05


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:18


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:58


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:13


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:40


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:18


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:59


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:11


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:21


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:17


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:11


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:33


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:56


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:15


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:22


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:52


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:10


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:47


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:44


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:06


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:38


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:08


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:04


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:08


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:44


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:01


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:06


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:25


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:42


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:57


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:20


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

01:34


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:33


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:07


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:59


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:18


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:23


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:49


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:12


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:59


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:29


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:34


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:21


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:38


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

01:39


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:31


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:45


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:42


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:27


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:58


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:25


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:39


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

01:44


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:51


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:25


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:37


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:35


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:24


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:37


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:45


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:48


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:21


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:49


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

01:13


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:11


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:24


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:35


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:00


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:44


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:11


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:14


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:26


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:54


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:49


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:08


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:04


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:43


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:54


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:14


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:29


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:21


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:54


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:41


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:25


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:47


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:37


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:19


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:49


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:33


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:26


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:28


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:57


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

01:40


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:47


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:22


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:29


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

06:41


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:41


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:56


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:52


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:11


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:48


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

07:20


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:57


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:48


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:50


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:07


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

07:02


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:30

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