10208 Jerusalem Throughout the Ages 1

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Ancient History or in Medieval History or in Modern History or in History of the Jewish People

Prerequisites: none

Authors: Joshua Prawer, Israel Bartal, Mina Rozen, Zeev Rubin, Joseph Drori, Yoram Erder, Aviva Halamish, Yael Katzir, Rivka Nir, Zvi Baras, Israel Ronen

The course presents the history of Jerusalem from its beginnings through the establishment of the State of Israel, and examines physical, economic, social, political, religious and cultural aspects.

Topics: From a Jebusite city to the capital of Israel; From a Temple city to the capital of the Hasmonean Kingdom; Jerusalem under Roman rule; Jerusalem in the Byzantine period; Jerusalem in the first Muslim period (638-1099); Jerusalem, the capital of the Crusader kingdom; Jerusalem under the Ayyubid dynasty and the Mamelukes; Jerusalem in the Ottoman period; Between renewal and conservatism: Jerusalem at the end of the Ottoman period; Jerusalem during the British Mandate.


1This course is also offered in Russian (42142). Its description is available on the Russian-language website of the Open University (http://www-r.openu.ac.il/).

There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.