Jerusalem : City of the Book / Merav Mack, Benjamin Balint.
- New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 
1 online resource (256 pages)
- Libraries -- Jerusalem -- History.
Manuscripts -- Jerusalem -- History.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- A captivating journey through the hidden libraries of Jerusalem, where some of the world's most enduring ideas were put into words In this enthralling book, Merav Mack and Benjamin Balint explore Jerusalem's libraries to tell the story of this city as a place where some of the world's most enduring ideas were put into words. The writers of Jerusalem, although renowned the world over, are not usually thought of as a distinct school; their stories as Jerusalemites have never before been woven into a single narrative. Nor have the stories of the custodians, past and present, who safeguard Jerusalem's literary legacies. By showing how Jerusalem has been imagined by its writers and shelved by its librarians, Mack and Balint tell the untold history of how the peoples of the book have populated the city with texts. In their hands, Jerusalem itself-perched between East and West, antiquity and modernity, violence and piety-comes alive as a kind of labyrinthine library.
INTRODUCTION. THE HIDDEN
CHAPTER ONE. CREATING A CANON
CHAPTER TWO. THE ARABIC ERA: 637 to 1099
CHAPTER THREE. MEDIEVAL MINGLING: 1099 to 1244
CHAPTER FOUR. FROM MAMLUK PATRONAGE TO OTTOMAN OCCUPATION: The Thirteenth to the Nineteenth Century
CHAPTER FIVE. DRAGOMANS AND THIEVES: The Nineteenth Century
CHAPTER SIX. DREAMERS AND VISIONARIES: Between Two Centuries
CHAPTER SEVEN. RESCUE AND RETURN: The Twentieth Century
EPILOGUE. THE CLOSED GATE
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020)
- Balint, Benjamin, author., Author,
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.12987/9780300245219 doi
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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