The Illustrated History of the Jewish People

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"With 150 black-and-white and full-color illustrations that weave their own visually stunning narrative, The Illustrated History of the Jewish People chronicles the Jews' development from their emergence as a distinct Middle Eastern people with a highly developed religious life and a famous Temple in Jerusalem, to their dispersion to places as diverse as Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, the Rhineland and Constantinople. It tells the story of the sibling rivalry between the Jews and the Christian minority, which culminated in the triumph of Christianity, and the Jews' subsequent life under Christian and Muslim rule. It describes in great detail the cultural and social flourishing of Jewish life, born of stability in Modern Europe, and the utter destruction of that life in the Holocaust. And, finally, it tells how the remnants, the embers, of European Jewry came to fuel not only the birth of Israel but a second Diaspora as well, sending Jews to all parts of the globe."--BOOK JACKET.

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In the 13 years since the appearance of the best-selling documentary and popular history Heritage: Civilization and the Jews (Summit), much has happened in the Jewish world. Translator and author De ... Read full review

Contents

BEGINNINGS
3
A REJECTED PEOPLE
87
MY HEARI IS IN THE EAST
141
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

NICHOLAS DE LANGE is a professor at the University of Cambridge and a renowned translator. He has translated Amos Oz's work since the 1960s.

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