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Jerusalem : Caught in Time Great Photographic Archives - Colin Osman


Caught in Time Great Photographic Archives

By: Colin Osman (Editor)

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The great majority of photographs in this book have been taken from the archives of the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF), an important research centre which set out to record the minutest details of the city and the surrounding area. Its work differed from that of many of the other photographers of the period who were Western Protestants and Armenian Christians, motivated by the demand among Westerners for the Jerusalem of Jesus and photographs of the Christian holy places. The PEF was not a political, religious or missionary organization but was instead motivated by the desire to record everything, from archaeological digs to the ordinary people of the city going about their daily business. Because of its unique position in Palestine, the PEF was also able to acquire collections from many different sources. As a consequence, this book has a wide variety of material, with photographs taken by local photographers and missionaries, as well as those taken by the professional photographers, motivated by the tourist trade. The Fund's archive is therefore a remarkable compilation of photographs of Jerusalem in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and reveals the true face of the city and its people.

Map of Jerusalem
Introductionp. 1
The Population of Jerusalemp. 6
The Walls of the Cityp. 34
The Holy Sepulchre and Via Dolorosap. 56
The Dome of the Rockp. 74
The Jewsp. 96
Arab Lifep. 110
The Christian Churchesp. 126
The Way Aheadp. 136
Photographers' Biographiesp. 152
Select Bibliographyp. 159
Further Readingp. 161
Indexp. 162
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ISBN: 9781859641200
ISBN-10: 1859641202
Series: Caught in Time Great Photographic Archives
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 1st January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 20.32  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.92