One of the most intriguing and sacred shrines of Christendom, this basilica has endured a long and dramatic history. Built by Constantine the Great, it was razed to the ground in 1009 only to be restored by the Crusaders. Richly illustrated, this timely guide is a fascinating source of information and inspiration.
G S P Freeman-Grenville has written extensively on the Middle East and Africa, with speicific interests in Islam and Muslim-Christian interractions; the Holy Land; and Africa’s coasts. He is the author of The Wordsworth Book of the Kings and Queens of England, Islam: An Illustrated History, and The Land of Jesus: Then and Now; to name but a few of his many publications.