Historical Atlas Of The Jewish People, A: From the Time of the Patriarchs to the Present

Historical Atlas Of The Jewish People, A: From the Time of the Patriarchs to the Present

by Tel Aviv Books, Tel Aviv Books Staff
     
 

Few of the world's peoples can boast of a history as long and as varied as that of the Jews, or one encompassing such a range of achievement and tragedy. It spans more than three millennia and has touched most parts of the globe. A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People for the first time sets forth this history graphically - in nearly a thousand detailed and accurate… See more details below

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Few of the world's peoples can boast of a history as long and as varied as that of the Jews, or one encompassing such a range of achievement and tragedy. It spans more than three millennia and has touched most parts of the globe. A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People for the first time sets forth this history graphically - in nearly a thousand detailed and accurate maps, brilliantly reproduced drawings, photographs, and paintings, plus chronologies and commentaries by dozens of leading experts. The result is a triumph of the bookmaking art - a comprehensive and dependable reference work, a sumptuous gift volume. Spread by spread, it covers all of the main themes of the Jewish experience: the earliest prehistory and the background of the Bible, the movements of tribes, the geographical and political setting, the revolts and wars and religious developments. We see the growth and shaping of the Jewish faith within the turbulence of Middle Eastern history. Here are the Diaspora and the spread of Jews and Judaism not only into Europe but as far as China and India; the scholars and philosophers; the medieval centuries and new diasporas; pogroms and Zionism and new homelands beyond the Atlantic; the disaster of the Holocaust and the founding of the state of Israel; and of course much more. Beyond the strictly historical, the Atlas also deals with many fascinating and important aspects of Jewish culture - languages, literature, art, and music - to give a complete picture of a people through time.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Publishing an atlas purporting to cover the history of the Jewish people from antiquity to the present is a courageous, even audacious act, particularly when all this is to be done in fewer than 300 pages. Yet this atlas of the Jewish people succeeds beautifully in doing just that. It is broader in scope than Evyatar Friesel's Atlas of Modern Jewish History ( LJ 1/91), which only deals with the modern period, and more in depth than Martin Gilbert's Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4000 Years of Jewish History ( LJ 3/1/91). Covering three millennia of Jewish history and culture through a combination of concise text, accurate and well-drawn maps, and a sumptuous array of photographs, diagrams, and reproductions of paintings, this atlas succeeds in covering all the main themes of the Jewish experience. The material is arranged chronologically and systematically, and a glossary and index are included. The result is a reference that will profit both scholars and lay readers. Highly recommended for all libraries.-- Je huda Reinharz, Tauber Inst., Brandeis Univ., Waltham, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679403326
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/22/1992
Pages:
304

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Jehuda Reinharz
This atlas succeeds beautifully (Jehuda Reinharz is President, Brandeis University)

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