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Author Galor, Katharina, author.

Title Finding Jerusalem : archaeology between science and ideology / Katharina Galor.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]


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Summary "Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city's physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel's past or determine its historical legacy. In the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is also an attempt to legitimate--or undercut--national claims to sovereignty. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, Finding Jerusalem provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city. Through a wide-ranging discussion of the material evidence, Katharina Galor illuminates the complex legal contexts and ethical precepts that underlie archaeological activity and the discourse of "cultural heritage" in Jerusalem. This book addresses the pressing need to disentangle historical documentation from the religious aspirations, social ambitions, and political commitments that shape its interpretation"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the archaeology of archaeology -- Boundaries, barriers, walls -- Institutionalization -- From destruction to preservation -- Display and presentation -- Archaeology in the educational systems -- Archaeological ethics -- The City of David / Silwan -- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre -- The Temple Mount / Haram Al-Sharif.
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Subject Archaeology -- Political aspects -- Jerusalem.
Jerusalem -- Antiquities.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Archaeology -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00812977
Middle East -- Jerusalem. (OCoLC)fst01216276
RELIGION / Judaism / History.
Other Form: Print version: Galor, Katharina. Finding Jerusalem. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520295254 (DLC) 2016056688
ISBN 9780520968073 (electronic bk.)
0520968077 (electronic bk.)
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