The ultimate guide to the Holy Land

Central to three major faiths, the land that is now Israel and the Palestinian territories has a global significance that far exceeds its small size. In a new special edition, BBC History Magazine explores the history of the Holy Land from ancient times until the modern era


Inside The Story of the Holy Land you’ll discover how three global faiths have battled for control of Jerusalem over several centuries. The special edition includes an informative timeline of the Holy Land’s history, and the latest archaeological discoveries relating to the biblical era, plus stunning photographs of historical treasures and fresh insights into the modern histories of Israel and Palestine.


Highlights include John Curran’s snapshot of life in Judea around the time of Jesus, and Thomas Asbridge’s analysis of the complexity of Muslim/Christian relations in medieval times.

Also in the special edition, Eugene Rogan reveals how the British and the Ottomans battled for Palestine during the First World War. Click here to listen to Rogan discussing this topic in a March 2015 podcast.


Order your copy of The Story of the Holy Land today for £9.99, with free UK postage for BBC History Magazine subscribers. The collector’s edition costs £11.49 for all other UK residents, EUR £12.99, ROW £13.49 (please note this title is not available for direct order in the US or Canada but is available in all good retailers now).