Jerusalem 1900: The Holy City in the Age of Possibilities

Vincent Lemire Translated by Catherine Tihanyi and Lys Ann Weiss 224 pages | © 2017 Perhaps the most contested patch of earth in the world, Jerusalem’s Old City experiences consistent violent unrest between Israeli and Palestinian residents, with seemingly no end in sight. Today, Jerusalem’s endless cycle of riots and arrests appears intractable—even unavoidable—and it looks unlikely that harmony will ever be achieved in the city. But with Jerusalem 1900, historian Vincent Lemire shows us that it wasn’t always that way, undoing the familiar … Continue reading Jerusalem 1900: The Holy City in the Age of Possibilities