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The Resource The story of the Jews, Finding the words, 1000 BCE - 1492 CE, Simon Schama

The story of the Jews, Finding the words, 1000 BCE - 1492 CE, Simon Schama

Label
The story of the Jews, Finding the words, 1000 BCE - 1492 CE
Title
The story of the Jews
Title number
Volume One
Title part
Finding the words, 1000 BCE - 1492 CE
Statement of responsibility
Simon Schama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain. Within these pages, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Major can illuminator redraws the world; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with spice and gems founder at sea. And a great story unfolds. Not - as often imagined - of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians, which makes the story of the Jews everyone's story, too."--Publisher's description
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Summary
Acclaimed author and historian Simon Schama explores the Jewish sense of identity, art, and religious teachings from 1000 B.C. to 1492 A.D., when Portugal expelled Jewish residents. Focusing on a specific object at the beginning of each chapter, Schama explores the item's context and its significance to the people associated with it, broadening his discussion to examine the Jewish community at each relevant geographical location and historical period. Schama's engaging approach draws readers into the settings and provides insight into the history of Jews and Judaism through the millennia. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Storyline
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
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10281025
Cataloging source
BT
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Story of the Jews (Television program)
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Schama, Simon
Dewey number
909.04924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
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Finding the words, 1000 BC-1492 AD
Label
The story of the Jews, Finding the words, 1000 BCE - 1492 CE, Simon Schama
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Companion to the documentary series of the same name
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [455]-465) and index
Control code
000051976775
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
496 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781847921338
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly col.), maps
Label
The story of the Jews, Finding the words, 1000 BCE - 1492 CE, Simon Schama
Publication
Note
Companion to the documentary series of the same name
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [455]-465) and index
Control code
000051976775
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
496 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781847921338
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly col.), maps

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