Rock A Tale of Seventh-Century Jerusalem

ISBN-10: 0375700781
ISBN-13: 9780375700781
Edition: N/A
Authors: Kanan Makiya
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

The Rock of Jerusalem is one of the world’s most spiritually resonant and politically contentious sites: where Adam first stepped upon leaving Paradise, Abraham attempted to sacrifice Isaac, Jesus preached, and Muhammad began his night journey to heaven,. Sorting through the rubble of the three competing faiths, Kanan Makiya has woven a vivid tapestry from centuries of legend and belief to imagine the origins of Islam’s first monument, the Dome of the Rock. A narrative of mythic power, The Rock offers a grand tour of seventh-century Jerusalem and–by reminding us of how much Jews and Muslims once shared–serves as a bracing talisman for our times.

Kanan Makiya was born in Baghdad. He is the author of several works of nonfiction, including "Republic of Fear" & "The Monument" (both originally published under a pseudonym), & the award-winning "Cruelty & Silence". He currently directs the Iraq Research & Documentation Project at Harvard University & teaches at Brandeis University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In the Name of God ...
Prologue
The Rock of Foundation
Locusts and Christians
Medina
The Fundaments of the Universe
The Conquest Foretold
Coming to Jerusalem
The Black Stone
The Turmoil of Ka'b
The Sins of David
The Rock of Sacrifice
Sophronius
Tour of the City
The New Temple
Adam's Tomb
The Rock of the Cross
Finding the Cross
Finding the Rock
Facing Whose Rock?
Growing Up in Jerusalem
The Death of Ka'b
The Wait in the Grave
The Footprint
War of the Holy Cities
Meeting Abd al-Malik
Mecca and Jerusalem
A Moment of Decision
The Father and the Son
The Importance of Eight
Stone into Light
Building on the Rock
All Is Vanity
The Rock of Judgment
In the Name of God ...
A Historical Note on Ka'b and the Rock
Sources
Illustrations
Acknowledgments

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