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The story of the jews [electronic resource] : Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD. Simon Schama.

Schama, Simon. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062339447 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: In this magnificently illustrated cultural history--the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews--Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day.It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.It spans the millennia and the continents--from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Ecco, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 10965 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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