Jerusalem: holy city, universal city, centre of the world

Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival & The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation invite you to a lecture by acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, who will discuss themes from his prize winning book,Jerusalem: The Biography.


ACJC Monash University
H1.16 Ground Floor, Building H
Monash University Caulfield
900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East

Tickets: $20 / $15 concession

How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the ‘centre of the world’ and now the key to peace in the Middle East?

In a dazzling narrative, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals this ever-changing city in its many incarnations, bringing every epoch and character blazingly to life. Jerusalem’s biography is told through the wars, love affairs and revelations of the men and women – kings, empresses, prophets, poets, saints, conquerors and whores – who created, destroyed, chronicled and believed in Jerusalem.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

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