Jerusalem, The Holy City: 4 Jerusalem and the Muslim Tradition
Directed by: Alan Rosenthal
(25 mins) Part of a four-part series examining the political history, Biblical history and architecture of the three great religions that regard Jerusalem as a holy city. This part is an accurate, though comparatively short history of both Jerusalem's significance in Islam and in the history of Muslim Arab and Ottoman Turk empires. Thorough description and detailed footage of major monuments, mosques and the ruins of an early Arab palace complex built to serve pilgrims. Somewhat distracting is narrator (and BU Religion Professor) James Purvis's mispronunciation of Arabic words.