A History of the Jewish People


Author: Abraham Malamat,Haim Hillel Ben-Sasson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674397316

Category: History

Page: 1170

View: 5664

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

History of the Jews


Author: Paul Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061828092

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 2186

A national bestseller, this brilliant 4000 year survey covers not only Jewish history but he impact of Jewish genius and imagination on the world. By the author of Modern Times: The World From the Twenties to the Eighties.

A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People

From the Time of the Patriarchs to the Present


Author: Elie Barnavi

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 9780805241273

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 9479

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

A Short History of the Jewish People

From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood


Author: Raymond P. Scheindlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195139419

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 6788

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.

A History of the Jews in the Modern World


Author: Howard M. Sachar

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307424367

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 6272

The distinguished historian of the Jewish people, Howard M. Sachar, gives us a comprehensive and enthralling chronicle of the achievements and traumas of the Jews over the last four hundred years. Tracking their fate from Western Europe’s age of mercantilism in the seventeenth century to the post-Soviet and post-imperialist Islamic upheavals of the twenty-first century, Sachar applies his renowned narrative skill to the central role of the Jews in many of the most impressive achievements of modern civilization: whether in the rise of economic capitalism or of political socialism; in the discoveries of theoretical physics or applied medicine; in “higher” literary criticism or mass communication and popular entertainment. As his account unfolds and moves from epoch to epoch, from continent to continent, from Europe to the Americas and the Middle East, Sachar evaluates communities that, until lately, have been underestimated in the perspective of Jewish and world history—among them, Jews of Sephardic provenance, of the Moslem regions, and of Africa. By the same token, Sachar applies a master’s hand in describing and deciphering the Jews’ unique exposure and functional usefulness to totalitarian movements—fascist, Nazi, and Stalinist. In the process, he shines an unsparing light on the often widely dissimilar behavior of separate European peoples, and on separate Jewish populations, during the Holocaust. A distillation of the author’s lifetime of scholarly research and teaching experience, A History of the Jews in the Modern World provides a source of unsurpassed intellectual richness for university students and educated laypersons alike.

A Short History of the Jews


Author: Michael Brenner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069114351X

Category: History

Page: 421

View: 9178

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.

Our People--history of the Jews

A Text Book of Jewish History for the School and Home


Author: Jacob Isaacs

Publisher: Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch

ISBN: 9780826602206

Category: Jews

Page: 5

View: 3594

A history of the Jewish people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the Divine Providence that has guided their destiny through the centuries.

A History of the Jews in America


Author: Howard M. Sachar

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804150524

Category: History

Page: 1072

View: 2910

Spanning 350 years of Jewish experience in this country, A History of the Jews in America is an essential chronicle by the author of The Course of Modern Jewish History. With impressive scholarship and a riveting sense of detail, Howard M. Sachar tells the stories of Spanish marranos and Russian refugees, of aristocrats and threadbare social revolutionaries, of philanthropists and Hollywood moguls. At the same time, he elucidates the grand themes of the Jewish encounter with America, from the bigotry of a Christian majority to the tensions among Jews of different origins and beliefs, and from the struggle for acceptance to the ambivalence of assimilation.

The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ:


Author: Emil Schürer,Geza Vermes,Fergus Millar

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472558294

Category: Religion

Page: 624

View: 2682

Emil Schürer's Geschichte des judischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, originally published in German between 1874 and 1909 and in English between 1885 and 1891, is a critical presentation of Jewish history, institutions, and literature from 175 B.C. to A.D. 135. It has rendered invaluable services to scholars for nearly a century. The present work offers a fresh translation and a revision of the entire subject-matter. The bibliographies have been rejuvenated and supplemented; the sources are presented according to the latest scholarly editions; and all the new archaeological, epigraphical, numismatic and literary evidence, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bar Kokhba documents, has been introduced into the survey. Account has also been taken of the progress in historical research, both in the classical and Jewish fields. This work reminds students of the profound debt owed to nineteenth-century learning, setting it within a wider framework of contemporary knowledge, and provides a foundation on which future historians of Judaism in the age of Jesus may build.

History of the Jewish People

The Second Temple Era


Author: Hersh Goldwurm

Publisher: Mesorah Publications

ISBN: 9780899064543

Category: History

Page: 226

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Adapted from Yekutiel Friedner's "Divrei HaBayit HaSheini."

The Invention of the Jewish People


Author: Shlomo Sand,Yael Lotan

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1844676234

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 4339

"Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book." Tony Judt --

A History of Judaism


Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400890012

Category: Religion

Page: 656

View: 6063

A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millennia Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other. In this magisterial and elegantly written book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. He tells the stories of the rabbis, mystics, and messiahs of the medieval and early modern periods and guides us through the many varieties of Judaism today. Goodman's compelling narrative spans the globe, from the Middle East, Europe, and America to North Africa, China, and India. He explains the institutions and ideas on which all forms of Judaism are based, and masterfully weaves together the different threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate that run throughout its history. A History of Judaism is a spellbinding chronicle of a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition that has shaped the spiritual heritage of humankind like no other.