“In Dubious Battle on the Plains of Heav'n”: The Politics of Possession in Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre

@article{Bowman2011InDB,
  title={“In Dubious Battle on the Plains of Heav'n”: The Politics of Possession in Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre},
  author={Glenn Bowman},
  journal={History and Anthropology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={371 - 399}
}
  • Glenn Bowman
  • Published 23 August 2011
  • Sociology
  • History and Anthropology
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