Seminar assesses the contribution of Jerusalem's buildings to its contentiousness from Biblical to modern times. Particular sites considered in the context of the urban history of the city from the time of Jesus through Arab, Crusader, Turkish and British rule to contemporary Israeli control. How these places act upon the religious imagination and how they affect the ideological positions of their users (and their abusers) discussed on the basis of photographs, archaeological reports, news reports, novels, sacred texts and diaries.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 232S
  • ARTHIST 230S
Typically Offered