The Jews: a history

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009 - History - 12 pages
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New research has conspired to unsettle many established ideas about the Jewish past, challenging how historians have thought about and described it, and sometimes making it appear less accessible than it was thought to be in earlier generations. While these recent developments would appear to make a history of the Jewish people more difficult, the authors ofThe Jews: A Historybelieve it has deepened and broadened our understanding. Though the reader will find inThe Jewsmany familiar names, in its pages will also be found a broader spectrum of people: mothers, children, workers, students, artists, and radicals whose perspectives greatly expands the story of Jewish life from ancient times to the present.

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Contents

Becoming the People of the Book
25
Jews and Greeks
49
Between Caesar and God
70
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Steven Weitzman is Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies, Indiana University.

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