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The Resource Bethlehem : biography of a town, Nicholas Blincoe

Bethlehem : biography of a town, Nicholas Blincoe

Label
Bethlehem : biography of a town
Title
Bethlehem
Title remainder
biography of a town
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Blincoe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bethlehem is so suffused with history and myth that it feels like an unreal city, even to the people who call it home. For many, Bethlehem remains the little town at the edge of the desert described in Biblical accounts. Today, the city is hemmed in by a wall and surrounded by forty-one Israeli settlements and hostile settlers and soldiers. Nicholas Blincoe tells the town's history through the visceral experience of living there, taking readers through its stone streets and desert wadis, its monasteries, aqueducts, and orchards to show the city from every angle and era. His portrait of Bethlehem sheds light on one of the world's most intractable political problems, and he maintains that if the long thread winding back to the city's ancient past is severed, the chances of an end to the Palestine-Israel conflict will be lost with it."--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blincoe, Nicholas
Dewey number
  • 956.94/2
  • 225.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS110.B4
LC item number
B55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bethlehem
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Geography
  • West Bank
Label
Bethlehem : biography of a town, Nicholas Blincoe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Christmas pudding -- Nomads and lovers: from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age -- Scent, spice, and chemicals: the Iron Age -- Bethlehem and Christ: the Classical Age -- Helena's church: Christian Rome -- The Emperor's new church: Byzantium -- Traders to crusaders: the Islamic conquest to the crusader town -- Mamluks and Ottomans: thirteenth to nineteenth century -- The British: the Victorian Age to the Second World War -- Jordan: 1948-1967 -- Israel: from 1967 to Oslo -- Palestine: after Oslo -- The future for the settlers -- The future for Bethlehem
Control code
ocn975486261
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781568585833
Lccn
2017297281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Bethlehem : biography of a town, Nicholas Blincoe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Christmas pudding -- Nomads and lovers: from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age -- Scent, spice, and chemicals: the Iron Age -- Bethlehem and Christ: the Classical Age -- Helena's church: Christian Rome -- The Emperor's new church: Byzantium -- Traders to crusaders: the Islamic conquest to the crusader town -- Mamluks and Ottomans: thirteenth to nineteenth century -- The British: the Victorian Age to the Second World War -- Jordan: 1948-1967 -- Israel: from 1967 to Oslo -- Palestine: after Oslo -- The future for the settlers -- The future for Bethlehem
Control code
ocn975486261
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781568585833
Lccn
2017297281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

Library Locations

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