Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 13 September 2018

416 Pages | 141 black and white and colour illustrations; 6 maps


ISBN: 9780198724391

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (TA)

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land

Edited by Robert G. Hoyland and H. G. M. Williamson

Oxford Illustrated History

  • The history of the Holy Land, from the origins of Israel through to fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I
  • Traces the 3,000 years which saw the rise of three of the world's major religions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • Essential reading from anyone who wants to understand how the religious institutions still prevalent today have evolved over the centuries, and the historical background to the modern politics of the Middle East
  • A stimulating, thematic approach to topics usually overlooked in historical surveys — pilgrimage, the concept of holy space, and the nature of scripture
  • Each chapter is written by a leading scholar, under the expert guidance of H.G.M. Williamson and Robert G. Hoyland
  • Highly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and ancient texts, this is a fascinating documentation of a region central to the cultural and intellectual history of the world