Barnes & NobleOriginally aired on PBS in 1984, this definitive nine-part documentary retraces history from biblical times through the current age, offering a complex portrait of the Jewish people and their evolving positions in the Western world. Host Abba Eban, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., offers a thorough, illuminating narrative on myriad topics. With the aid of ancient artwork, modern cinematography, and insightful readings, Eban makes events from 5,000 years past spring to life. This meticulously crafted box set includes a PC-compatible DVD-ROM featuring more than 3,600 encyclopedia articles, 650 translated and annotated historical documents, and 541 maps. For anyone seeking a greater understanding of the rich mosaic that is the history of the Jewish people, there is perhaps no better place to start.
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Heritage: Civilization & the Jews based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I saw this series when it first aired years ago. Not having been well-versed on Jewish history, the series was a revelation! Abba Eban is an expert narrator and guide through the centuries of Jewish history. The content is clear and easy to comprehend, yet, the span of time and amount of information is breathtaking. If you know little or nothing of the Jewish people, this is the DVD to buy.