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A Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood / Edition 1
     

A Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood / Edition 1

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by Raymond P. Scheindlin
 

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ISBN-10: 0195139410

ISBN-13: 9780195139419

Pub. Date: 07/27/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Where did the Jews come from? How did they retain their strong sense of community through centuries of dispersion? How have the Jews of the present, with their proud ethnic identity and thriving national home, emerged out of the downtrodden Jews of the past? Such questions arise naturally in the minds of anyone contemplating the long history of Jewish people. In

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Where did the Jews come from? How did they retain their strong sense of community through centuries of dispersion? How have the Jews of the present, with their proud ethnic identity and thriving national home, emerged out of the downtrodden Jews of the past? Such questions arise naturally in the minds of anyone contemplating the long history of Jewish people. In one concise, authoritative volume, A Short History of the Jewish People provides insights and answers.

This sweeping and highly informative work presents the major geographical, cultural, and political forces that have determined the course of Jewish history, introducing the many individuals, both religious and secular, who have shaped the character, mindset, and prospects of the Jewish people. Organized chronologically, the narrative follows the Jewish experience from legendary times to the peace agreements currently being negotiated in the Middle East. And, to give this overview an international and timely perspective, Raymond P. Scheindlin focuses his study on the pivotal events and dominant communities within each historical period.

Written by a respected Hebrew scholar, cultural historian, noted author, and rabbi, A Short History of the Jewish People carefully describes the story of a people as varied as the many cultures in which they have lived. Including detailed maps and stirring photos, as well as timelines and sidebars, this pioneering work is a valuable resource for anyone broadly curious about the Jewish people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195139419
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/27/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
209,768
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Israelite Origins and Kingdom
2. Judea and the Origins of the Dispora
3. Roman Palestine and Sassanid Babylonia
4. The Jews in the Islamic World: From the Rise of Islam to the End of the Middle Ages
5. The Jews of Medieval Christian Europe
6. The Jews in the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East
7. The Jews of Western Europe
8. The Jews of Eastern Europe and the United States
9. The Holocaust
10. Zionism and the Origins of the State of Israel
11. The Jewish People after 1948
Bibliography
Index

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Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Israel1 More than 1 year ago
This is a very well done book....very strong in historical accuracy....