JQ 53 (Spring 2013)
Editorial: the King's Illegal Journey
Sodomy, Locusts, and Cholera: A Jerusalem Witness
This is the first of two selections Jerusalem Quarterly is excerpting from the parts of the memoirs of Sami Hadawi (1904-2004) dealing with his childhood and early years. Hadawi was a leading expert on land issues in Palestine. His unpublished memoirs were distributed to his family and friends...
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Take My Camel: The Disappearing Camels of Jerusalem and Jaffa
as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass,” is the once famous opening line of Rose Macaulay’s eccentric 1956 travel novel, The Towers of Trebizond.1 And the first-person narrator does take the camel traveling from Trebizond (Trabzon) on the Black Sea all the way to...
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John Whiting’s Album of the Great War in Palestine
War photography is as old as photography itself. The first pictures we have date from the Crimean War (1853-1856), which started less than two decades after the “official” invention of photography in 1839. Photographic images were also used to document the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the...
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The Next Jerusalem: Potential Futures of the Urban Fabric
Since the beginning of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the city of Jerusalem has been the subject of a number of transformations that have radically changed its urban structure. Both the Israelis and the Palestinians have implemented different spatial measures in pursuit of their disparate...
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Missing Voices in Rediscovering Late Ottoman and Early British Jerusalem
Looking at the vast and conflicting literature about Jerusalem, it soon becomes evident that there are gaps in the historiographic output. The city’s transition from Ottoman to British rule is one such omission: very little attention has been paid to that formative period. What are the reasons for...
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