The Late Jerusalemite Scholar Dr. Kamel Al-Assali and the Question of Jerusalem

In recognition of the importance of Dr. Kamel Al-Assali's work and his contribution to developing the Palestinian library through studies, translation and documentation, PASSIA held a seminar reviewing his work and assessing his achievements. The proceedings of the seminar provide a comprehensive reading of Assali's writings and studies on Palestinian history, heritage and culture, in particular with relation to the question of Jerusalem. Several researchers and scholars contributed to this book, dealing with a specific topic, including "The Demography of Jerusalem at the End of the 11th Century"; "The Current Geographic status quo in Jerusalem"; "The Current Demographic status quo in Jerusalem"; "Analytical Study of the Historical Resources in the Work of Dr. Kamel Al-Assali"; "Dr. Kamel Al-Assali as Librarian, 1968-82", "Documents and Records of the Jerusalem Shari'a Court in the Work of Kamel Al-Assali"; "The Life and Work of Dr. Kamel Al-Assali"; "The Heritage of Beit Al-Maqdis in the Writings of Dr. Kamel Al-Assali"; "Ornamentation on Ummayad Buildings in Jerusalem", "The Political Face of Jerusalem in the Early Decades of Islam", and "Jerusalem and a Political Solution."

June 1, 1996