By Eric H. Cline
-Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford collage; writer of The different Greeks and Carnage and Culture
"A superbly lucid presentation of 4 thousand years of heritage in one quantity. Cline writes basically as an archaeologist-avoiding polemic and delivering facts for any non secular claims-yet he has additionally included a lot journalistic fabric into this examine. Jerusalem Besieged will enlighten somebody attracted to the background of army clash in and round Jerusalem."
-Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, Virginia army Institute
"This groundbreaking learn bargains a desirable synthesis of Jerusalem's army background from its first career into the trendy period. Cline amply deploys basic resource fabric to enquire attacks on Jerusalem of each style, beginning on the sunrise of recorded background. Jerusalem Besieged is precious for framing the modern scenario within the heart East within the context of a truly lengthy and pertinent history."
-Baruch Halpern, Pennsylvania kingdom University
A sweeping background of 4 thousand years of fight for regulate of 1 city
"[An] soaking up account of archaeological historical past, from the traditional Israelites' first conquest to ultra-modern moment intifada. Cline essentially lays out the attention-grabbing historical past at the back of the conflicts."
"A excitement to learn, this paintings makes this significant yet complex topic fascinating."
-Jewish e-book World
"Jerusalem Besieged is an engaging account of the way and why a baffling array of peoples, ideologies, and religions have fought for a few 4 thousand years over a urban with out both nice wealth, dimension, or strategic value. Cline publications us during the baffling, yet continually bloody, array of Jewish, Roman, Moslem, Crusader, Ottoman, Western, Arab, and Israeli fights for ownership of this type of symbolic prize in a way that's either scholarly and engaging."
-Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford collage; writer of the opposite Greeks and Carnage and Culture