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This course surveys the religious, political, and cultural history of Jerusalem over three millennia as a symbolic focus of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course content will focus on the transformation of sacred space as reflected by literary and archaeological evidence by examining the testimony of artifacts, architecture, and iconography in relation to the written word. We will study the creation of mythic Jerusalem through event and experience. Course requirements will focus on developing advanced writing skills.
Instructor: Robert R. Cargill, Ph.D.

Jerusalem: The Holy City (Winter 2011): A History of Jerusalem from the Late Bronze Age to Modern Time - Video Lectures UCLA

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This course surveys the religious, political, and cultural history of Jerusalem over three millennia as a symbolic focus of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course content will focus on the transformation of sacred space as reflected by literary and archaeological evidence by examining the testimony of artifacts, architecture, and iconography in relation to the written word. We will study the creation of mythic Jerusalem through event and experience. Course requirements will focus on developing advanced writing skills.
Instructor: Robert R. Cargill, Ph.D.

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Great lecture series on the Holy City!

I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture series on Jerusalem. It was very well done. I am preparing for a trip to Israel and this gave a thorough overview of its history. Great lecturer. Engaging, personable and knowledgable of the subject matter.

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