This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

Golden Basin Full of Scorpions

Golden Basin Full of Scorpions
According to the 10th-century Arab chronicler Mukadissi, 'Jerusalem is a golden basin full of scorpions', and this account of the city attests to that view.
Our Price: £7.99
ISBN/EAN: 9780751523645
Stock: 0
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Author: Con Coughlin
Save wishlist

According to the 10th-century Arab chronicler Mukadissi, 'Jerusalem is a golden basin full of scorpions", and this account of the city attests to that view. In the 2000 years since Jerusalem was founded, Christians, Persians and Turks have raised their standard above its walls, but it was only in 1994, after the peace accord between the PLO and the Israeli government, that the Palestinian flag was seen there. It was greeted with horror by Israelis who, after suffering nearly 2000 years in exile, regard the city as the eternal and indivisible capital of the Jewish people. The book aims to get to the heart of the Jerusalem dispute through the personal stories of people who inhabit the city, rather than the mountains of documents produced by diplomats and constitutional experts. It observes the contradictions of a people steeped in ancient rivalries, yet plagued by thoroughly modern evils.
No recommended products at the moment.
No recommended products at the moment.