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From the original legends of the Bible to the peace accords of today's newspapers, this engaging, one-volume history of the Jews will fascinate and inform. 30 illustrations.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Raymond P. Scheindlin
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2000
Download Book : 274 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0195139410


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From the Publisher: 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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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Michael Brenner
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Book : 2012-03-12
Download Book : 440 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780691154978


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Genre Book : Jews
Author Book : Simon Dubnow
Publisher :
Release Book : 1936
Download Book : 319 Pages
ISBN-10 : OCLC:234043565


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A comprehensive, detailed survey of Jewish politics, religion, economics, and society and of Jewish life and achievement, from the second millennium B.C. through the Diaspora, and in the state of Israel

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Abraham Malamat
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Book : 1976
Download Book : 1170 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0674397312


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Dotyczy m.in. Polski.

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Genre Book : Antisemitism
Author Book : Cecil Roth
Publisher : London : East and West Library
Release Book : 1948
Download Book : 470 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCBK:C054587425


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Who are the Jews--a race, a people, a religious group? For over a century, non-Jews and Jews alike have tried to identify who they were--first applying the methods of physical anthropology and more recently of population genetics. In Legacy, Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and authority on the genetics of the Jewish people, explores not only the history of these efforts, but also the insights that genetics has provided about the histories of contemporary Jewish people. Much of the book is told through the lives of scientific pioneers. We meet Russian immigrant Maurice Fishberg; Australian Joseph Jacobs, the leading Jewish anthropologist in fin-de-siècle Europe; Chaim Sheba, a colorful Israeli geneticist and surgeon general of the Israeli Army; and Arthur Mourant, one of the foremost cataloguers of blood groups in the 20th century. As Ostrer describes their work and the work of others, he shows that to look over the genetics of Jewish groups, and to see the history of the Diaspora woven there, is truly a marvel. Here is what happened as the Jews migrated to new places and saw their numbers wax and wane, as they gained and lost adherents and thrived or were buffeted by famine, disease, wars, and persecution. Many of these groups--from North Africa, the Middle East, India--are little-known, and by telling their stories, Ostrer brings them to the forefront at a time when assimilation is literally changing the face of world Jewry. A fascinating blend of history, science, and biography, Legacy offers readers an entirely fresh perspective on the Jewish people and their history. It is as well a cutting-edge portrait of population genetics, a field which may soon take its place as a pillar of group identity alongside shared spirituality, shared social values, and a shared cultural legacy.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Harry Ostrer MD
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Book : 2012-08-10
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780199702053


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A classic study of the Jews by a best selling author. In this critically acclaimed book, Paul Johnson delves deep into the 4,000-year history of the Jews: a race of awe-inspiring endurance, steadfast homogeneity and loyalty and, above all, the belief that history has a purpose and humanity a destiny. With exacting precision and enthusiasm, Paul Johnson has mapped the lives of these people from their early ancestors in the House of David, through great periods of creativity and enterprise, alienation in the ghettos, Adolf Hitler's obsession to obliterate the race, up until the present day. This book is a powerful argument about the nature of Jewish genius, its strengths and contradictions, which brilliantly presents the entire Jewish phenomenon. It makes incisive though-provoking sense of the whole.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Paul Johnson
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release Book : 2013-08-08
Download Book : 656 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781780226699


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Genre Book : Jews
Author Book : Cecil Roth
Publisher :
Release Book : 1936
Download Book : 443 Pages
ISBN-10 : LCCN:01000980


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This book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the Jewish experience, from its ancient origins to its impact on contemporary popular culture.

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Genre Book : Religion
Author Book : Judith R. Baskin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 2010-07-12
Download Book : 539 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780521869607


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A comprehensive overview of more than four thousand years of Jewish history includes maps, artwork, chronologies, and commentary

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Elie Barnavi
Publisher : Schocken
Release Book : 1992
Download Book : 299 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0805241272