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Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City

Synopsis
Author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the history of Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world, in this three-part documentary series, exploring how the holiness of the city was intensified by myths and fables, borrowed and refined between religions. He then examines how the city recovered after the crusades to become a world centre of Islamic pilgrimage, the object of rivalry between Christian nations, a holy refuge for Jews from all over the world and, ultimately, the site of one of the world’s most intractable conflicts.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Subjects
History; Religious studies
Keywords
Israel; Jerusalem; Palestine

Credits

Contributor
Simon Sebag Montefiore

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
173 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

2 Entertain Video

Email
DVDenquiryline@bbc.com
Web
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Phone
020 7612 3000
Fax
020 7612 3003
Address
BBC Worldwide
33 Foley Street
London
W1W 7TL
Notes
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