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    DescriptionIn 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, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the new world in 1492It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance in the face of destruction, of creativity in the face of oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life despite 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 Spain.In The Story of the Jews, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the world; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with gems and spices founder at sea.And a great story unfolds. Not--as often imagined--of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians.Which makes the story of the Jews everyone's story, too.


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    Title
    The Story of the Jews
    Subtitle
    Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Schama
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060539184
    ISBN 10: 0060539186
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, HBLA
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1, AC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ, HRAX
    DC21: 909.04924
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: REL040030
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 909/.04924, 909.04924
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A13422000
    LC classification: DS118 .S316 2014
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Ecco Press
    Imprint name
    Ecco Press
    Publication date
    18 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Reading Schama is like sitting across from the world's most dazzling dinner party guest..."--Seattle Times