These eight volumes present a documentary history of the city of Jerusalem, concentrating on the half-century from 1917 to 1971, with some reference to earlier circumstances.
The starting point of this collection accompanies the end of Ottoman rule in the Near East and the establishment of British military control in Jerusalem in the eventful year of 1917.
As far as possible an attempt has been made to provide research resources specific to Jerusalem and excluding material relating to Palestine in general.
Broader questions including the territorial limits and administration of Palestine and the origins of the state of Israel are covered in other related titles.
However, it is impossible to disentangle such material entirely and after 1917 the echoes of the Arab-Jewish struggle form a continuous background to the development of the city.