Israel's Reconstruction of the Jewish Quarter After 1967
By (author) Simone Ricca
Normal Price: $124.00
Your Price: $111.60 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $12.40! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.58 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Reinventing Jerusalem by Simone Ricca
Book DescriptionThe Jewish quarter of Jerusalem today seems like an organic fusion of a modern Israeli city with an ancient Jewish heritage. However, as Simone Ricca details in this fascinating book, the aesthetics of the Jewish Quarter were deliberately planned and executed by Israel after it was occupied during the 1967 war. Secular-nationalist as well as religious politicians agreed that it should be turned in to the capital of the Jewish nation, and that it should be excavated and developed in such a way as to create a sense of continuity with the Jewish people's historical claims to the land. Zionist ideology was thus translated in to bricks and mortar as modern civic amenities were constructed around historic sites, such as the Wailing Wall and the Hurva Synagogue. Ricca examines the politics of heritage conservation, and shows that the Old City's reconstruction did not so much preserve the past as inscribe an identity on to the future.
Buy Reinventing Jerusalem book by Simone Ricca from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781845113872
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 25-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Reinventing Jerusalem book by Simone Ricca and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Simone Ricca
Simone Ricca is an architect who has worked throughout the Middle East on UNESCO heritage and reconstruction projects. He has a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Exeter
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.