History of the Jews (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - History - 656 pages
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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.

  

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User Review  - Jane Larkin - Goodreads

Loved this book. Very informative. I learned so much. Read full review

Review: A History of the Jews (Perennial Library)

User Review  - James Richardson - Goodreads

4000 years of Jewish History in 600 pages......... Huge focus on the last 200 years. I would prefer more on the biblical history especially in the time of Christ and the Jewish reaction and role in his crucifixion. Read full review

Contents

Abraham and his historical rebirth 16 Monotheism in embryo
17
democratic theocracy 40 The conqueror Joshua and
45
Samuel and state prophecy 51 Saul and the great constitutional
66
Jeremiah the first Jew
79
Suffering Servant or Rebellious Elder?
125
Paul and the theft ofJewish universalism 130 AntiSemitism
143
Jabneh and rabbinical Judaism 149 Tannaim amoraim Mishnah
160
Benjamin of Tudelas world 169 Jews and the creation of the Dark
208
Krochmal Graetz and the writing of Jewish history 329 Geiger
346
The post1881 exodus from Russia and its effects
365
Mordecai Noah Reform and GermanJewish America 367 Emma
391
and Weizmann 399 The religious opposition to Zionism 402
405
The Jews and modernist culture 408 Mahler Schonberg
420
Gurion and socialist Zionism 441 Interwar British policy
443
Luxemburg Trotsky and NonJewish Jews 448 The case of Isaac
459
Lippmann and Jewish invisibility 468 Jews in postwar Germany
474

the disputations
221
Ibn Verga and the Jewish hatelegacy 233 The first ghetto in Venice
235
Making the Thirty Years War pay 253 The rise and fall of
250
court Jew 255 The 1648 catastrophe and its effects 258 Lurianic
267
Jewish return to England 275 Jews in New York 278 American
281
the Baal Shem Tov and the hasidim 294
310
The Damascus case 322 Disraeli and Jewish Christianity 323 Zunz
328
Jews media violence and Weimar culture 475 The case of Walter
499
The role of the British and Americans 503 Jewish acquiescence and resistance 506 The survival of antiSemitism 512 Punishingthe criminals 513 Com...
514
The War of Israels Independence 527 Deir Yassin and
536
Defining a Jew 538 The ingathering 539 Hebrew as a modern
551
Stalinist antiSemitism 569 South Africa and the origins of Zionist
581
INDEX
631
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About the author (2009)

Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges over the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He regularly writes book reviews for several UK magazines and newspapers, such as the Literary Review and The Spectator, and he lectures around the world. He lives in London, England.

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