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City of Christian Love

The History and Importance of Nazareth


Raouf Abujaber

City of Christian Love provides a detailed history of Nazareth from the dawn of the Christian Era until today with special focus on the religious communities found in this sacred city, including both the periods of tension and the periods of profound interreligious partnership and solidarity.

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Foreword by Dr. Joseph Prud’homme

Preface: Reflections from a Childhood in Transjordan

1 Nazareth: The Late Antique and Early Christian Era, 100 B.C.–A.D. 637

2 A Change of Destiny: The Arab Rule, A.D. 637–1099

3 Turbulent Times: Crusades, Ayubids (Saladin) and Mamluks, A.D. 1099–1517

4 Four Hundred Years of Ungracious Occupation: The Ottoman Era, A.D. 1518–1910

5 A Century of Palestinian Pride: The Principality of Dhaher Al-Omar, A.D. 1675–1775

6 Wars and International Crises: Four Leaders in Nazareth, A.D. 1777–1877

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