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A Short History of the Jews

A Short History of the Jews (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Brenner, Michael
Translated by Riemer, Jeremiah

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A Short History of the Jews is the story of the Jewish people told in a sweeping and powerful historical narrative. Michael Brenner chronicles the Jewish experience from Biblical times to today, tracing what is at heart a drama of migration and change, yet one that is also deeply... rooted in tradition. He surveys the latest scholarly perspectives in Jewish history, making this short history the most learned yet broadly accessible book available on the subject. Brenner takes readers from the mythic wanderings of Moses to the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust; from the Babylonian exile to the founding of the modern state of Israel; and, from the Sephardic communities under medieval Islam to the shtetls of eastern Europe and the Hasidic enclaves of modern-day Brooklyn. This richly illustrated book is full of fascinating and often personal stories of exodus and return, from that told about Abraham, who brought his newfound faith into the land of Canaan, to that of Holocaust survivor Esther Barkai, who lived on a kibbutz established on a German estate seized from the Nazi Julius Streicher as she awaited resettlement in Israel. Brenner traces the major events, developments, and personalities that have shaped Jewish history down through the centuries, and highlights the important contributions Jews have made to the arts, politics, religion, and science. Breathtaking in scope, A Short History of the Jews is a compelling blend of storytelling and scholarship that brings the history of the Jewish people marvelously to life.
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ISBN 9780691154978
Released NZ 15 Mar 2012
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9780691154978
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 15 Mar 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Brenner, Michael
Translated by Riemer, Jeremiah
Category Judaism
Religious Life & Practice
Jewish studies
Number of Pages 440
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 305.8924
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Jews - History
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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