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Arab Christianity and Jerusalem
Arab Christianity and Jerusalem

Arab Christianity and Jerusalem

A History of the Arab Christian Presence in the Holy City


210 Pages, 5.25 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: June 2017

ISBN 9781908531476

Rights: US & CA

Gilgamesh Publishing (Jun 2017)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


As the focal point of the three major monotheistic religions, Jerusalem is home to a rich and diverse spread of different religious communities who have a complex history of alliances and rifts. Today's Christian communities are the survivors of the last two centuries of Islamic and Jewish governance, albeit often in the face of seemingly overwhelming challenges. This unique record charts that struggle. Dr Abujaber's vivid and dramatic account is drawn on extensive personal experience of the Christian families of the Levant region. Arab Christianity in Jerusalem is unique in blending invaluable first person research with exhaustive research in international archives, weaving the various strands into one comprehensive yet readable account of the life in the Holy City. This landmark book will be vital to all historians of the region as well as to religious scholars.

Author Biography

Dr. Raouf Sa'd Abujaber is a distinguished historian of nineteenth century Transjordan and has written widely on Ottoman history. Aside from his activities as a scholar, Dr. Abujaber is a leading industrialist, several times president of the General Arab Insurance Federation and the Jordan Insurance Federation and head of a number of philanthropic associations in Jordan. He was for 35 years the Honorary Consul General of the Netherlands in Jordan.