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    The Story of the Jews Volume 2 (The Story of the Jews) (Hardback) By (author) Simon Schama

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    DescriptionIn the second of two volumes of 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 people, spanning from their expulsion from Spain during the Inquisition across six hundred years to the present day.It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in the face of oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.It spans the centuries and the continents--from the Iberian Peninsula and the collapse of "the golden age" to the shtetls of Russia to the dusty streets of infant Hollywood. Its voices ring loud and clear, from the philosophical musings of Spinoza to the poetry written on slips of paper in concentration camps. Within these pages, the Enlightenment unfolds, a great diaspora transforms a country, a Viennese psychiatrist forever changes the conception of the human mind.And a great story unfolds. Not--as often imagined--of a people apart, but of a Jewish culture immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled. Which, as Simon Schama so brilliantly demonstrates, makes the story of the Jews everyone's story, too.The Story of the Jews Volume 2 features 24 pages of color photos, numerous maps, and printed endpapers.


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    Title
    The Story of the Jews Volume 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Schama
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 512
    Weight: 644 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062339577
    ISBN 10: 0062339575
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: DS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: REL040030
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 06
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A13422000
    Thema V1.0: QRJ, QRAX, NHTB, NHC
    Publisher
    Ecco Press
    Imprint name
    Ecco Press
    Publication date
    15 November 2015