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Jerusalem: The Biography

Jerusalem: The Biography

Author(s): Simon Sebag Montefiore

Location(s): Jerusalem

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): BC to present



“The History of Jerusalem is the History of the World”, states the author. A tremendous history of this unique city, from conquering forces of the Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians, through to the Romans, and subsequently the arrival of Christianity and Islam. This is a vast undertaking, instructive and compelling.

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A unique book about a unique city. This is a hugely helpful book to understand this vastly complex city.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021