Jerusalem, Jerusalem

How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World. 14 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 17 hrs. Tantor Audio. 2011. ISBN 9781452630809. $90.99; 14 CDs. retail ed. unabridged; 2 MP3-CDs. library ed.; digital download. REL
National Book Award winner Carroll ( traces the history of humankind from ancient times to the present day as well as the history of religion, from the beginnings of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the "sacred violence" of the 20th century. Audie Award winner Mel Foster does an excellent job with this challenging text, reading at a moderate pace that holds listeners' interest while giving them time to absorb Carroll's ideas (e.g., how the religious have historically responded to violence, both condemning it and instigating it). Recommended for the history collections of public and academic libraries. [The Houghton Harcourt hc received a starred review, LJ 3/1/11.—Ed.]—Ilka Gordon, Siegal Coll. of Judaic Studies Lib., Cleveland
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