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Schematic views of the Holy City, 1100–1300
Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Asa Simon Mittman

A many-ringed circle spans the width of a folio that now resides in London, BL, Add. MS 32343, a modern compilation ( figure 5.1 ). 1 The circle, circumscribed by five bands dotted with red ink, delimits the outer wall of the city of Jerusalem. Within and without this circle are locations sacred and secular, ancient and contemporary – or nearly so – with the map’s production during the twelfth century. The city is divided into quarters, each of which is further subdivided. We see major pilgrimage sites, such as Golgotha and the Church

in Aspects of knowledge
War crimes prosecutions and the emergence of Holocaust metanarratives
Tom Lawson

Lawson 02_Lawson 08/09/2010 13:36 Page 52 2 ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem’: war crimes prosecutions and the emergence of Holocaust metanarratives On April 11 1961 Adolf Eichmann stood for the first time before a court in Jerusalem charged with being the Third Reich’s ‘executive arm for the extermination of the Jewish people’.1 The case against him was outlined over the next four months, and constituted, in effect, a history of the Holocaust performed in front of the world’s media, indeed it was televised live in several different countries.2 Over 700 journalists

in Debates on the Holocaust
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The General Strike as social drama
Rachelle Hope Saltzman

2 Building Jerusalem: the General Strike as social drama The striking workers were not out to break the law or anything like that. They were just withholding their labour in order to stimulate their employers to make a change in their attitude . . . At that time there was considerable poverty. In that district, in the working-class areas in and around London, it was not infrequent to see children without shoes and stockings running about in the street . . . A bus driver would be earning about £3 a week, which is quite inadequate . . . The pound was worth

in A lark for the sake of their country
Elisa Narin van Court

7 The Siege of Jerusalem and recuperative readings Elisa Narin van Court Dismissed for years from serious critical attention, the fourteenthcentury alliterative narrative The Siege of Jerusalem1 has recently begun to generate the kind of interest associated with more canonical Middle English works. Scholarly studies have emerged to fill the lacunae of response and readings, and a new edition is forthcoming.2 In this essay I will argue that this new attention to Jerusalem is well deserved and long overdue, inhibited more by scholarly distaste for the poem

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
Dorothy Kim

What ‘foreign’ soundscape does Margery Kempe import back to England? Sarah Salih comes closest to seeing Margery Kempe as a foreigner after her pilgrimage to the cosmopolitan capitals of Rome and Jerusalem, astutely observing that ‘on Margery's return, England had become a foreign land’. 1 If one contextualises her particular devotional practices within the heterogeneous Christian, multiracial, multireligious, and cosmopolitan soundscape of Jerusalem, her notorious tears become a sign of

in Encountering The Book of Margery Kempe
Simon Mabon

125 5 Building Beirut, transforming Jerusalem and breaking Basra Empires collapse. Gang leaders are strutting about like statesmen. The peoples Can no longer be seen under all those armaments. So the future lies in darkness and the forces of right Are weak. All this was plain to you. Walter Benjamin, On the Suicide of the Refugee Cities of Salt, a novel by Abdelrahman Munif set in an unnamed Gulf kingdom tells the story of the transformation of Wadi Al Uyan by Americans after the discovery of oil.1 The wadi, initially described as a ‘salvation from death’ amid

in Houses built on sand
Lionel Laborie

2 From the Désert to the New Jerusalem Fage, Cavalier and Marion most certainly experienced a major culture shock when they arrived in London from the Cévennes via Geneva. That they settled in west London suggests that their first contacts were among the privileged classes.1 The first assemblies in the summer of 1706 took place near the French church on Greek Street in Soho, where luxurious coaches parked to witness the Prophets’ inspirations.2 This prestigious milieu contrasted sharply with the modest origins of the three Camisards, although Marion came from a

in Enlightening enthusiasm
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library