EVENT: Essentials of the Land of Israel: A Geographical History - Virtual book talk with Brandon Marlon (February 1)

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Please join the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 12:00PM EST / 7:00PM ILT for a virtual book talk with Brandon Marlon on his new book, Essentials of the Land of Israel: A Geographical History. 


This book aims to serve as a comprehensive compendium for ready reference. As a geographical history of the Land of Israel, it foregrounds the most significant political and natural features of the landscape (borders; capitals; mountains; valleys; rivers; lakes; seas; deserts; forests) and the major biblical and historical events associated with them, and its unique value is in outlining and assembling all of these discrete categories in one convenient volume. Essentials of the Land of Israel is an exceptionally useful resource for scholars and laypersons alike. For knowledgeable readers, it offers the advantages of its systematic organization and inclusivity of content. For readers unfamiliar with the Land of Israel or Jewish history prior to encountering this book, it affords a newfound and solid grasp of both the lay of the land and the numerous momentous events that occurred therein.

Brandon Marlon is a Canadian-Israeli writer originally from Ottawa, Canada. He received his B.A. in Drama & English from the University of Toronto and his M.A. in English from the University of Victoria. His script The Bleeding Season won the 2007 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. His poetry was awarded the Harry Hoyt Lacey Prize in Poetry (Fall 2015), and his writing has been published in 300+ publications in 32 countries. He has published two poetry and photography volumes, Inspirations of Israel: Poetry for a Land and People and Judean Dreams, and two historical reference works, Essentials of Jewish History: Jewish Leadership Across 4,000 Years and its companion volume Essentials of the Land of Israel: A Geographical History