Atlas of Jewish History

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Psychology Press, 1994 - History - 218 pages
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In this illuminating history, Dan Cohn-Sherbok traces the development of Jewish history from ancient times to the present day. Containing over 100 maps and 30 photographs, this is a comprehensive atlas of Jewish history designed for students and the general reader. It is ideally suited for those courses in Jewish or Biblical Studies, serving as a handy reference guide as well as a textbook.
 

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This atlas contains some 100 maps as well as text that illustrates the history of the Jews from antiquity to the intifada . Probably one of its more unusual aspects is the inclusion in some instances ... Read full review

Contents

1 The ancient Near East and the Israelites
1
2 The rise of monarchy and the two kingdoms
16
3 Captivity and return
30
4 From Herod to rebellion
45
5 Jewry in Palestine and Babylonia
60
6 Judaism under Islam in the Middle Ages
72
7 Jews in Medieval Christian Europe
82
8 Medieval Jewish thought
95
10 Eastern European Jewry in the early modern period
121
11 Jews in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
132
12 The development of Reform Judaism
144
13 Jewry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
157
14 The Holocaust
170
15 Israel
183
List of further reading
197
Gazetteer
203

9 Western European Jewry in the early modern period
106

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Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University (UK) and an honorary doctorate in divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has written numerous books, including The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica and Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers. He is currently Professor of Judaism at the University of Wales, Lampeter, Wales. Previous books include The Crucified Jew: Twenty Centuries of Christian Anti-Semitism and God and the Holocaust.

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