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    DescriptionIt 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 odds. It spans the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It is a story 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 BCE - 1492)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Schama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 456 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099546689
    ISBN 10: 009954668X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000, HIS022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25460
    Libri: ENGM1840, JUDE2016
    DC23: 909.04924
    Thema V1.0: NHB, JBSR
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PGJ
    Illustrations note
    3 plate sections
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    11 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings and The American Future. His journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian, New Yorker and the Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor. He has written and presented forty films for BBC2 on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics and John Donne and won an Emmy for The Power of Art.
    Review quote
    "Schama at his best, a labour of love, as full of memorable incident as a Bellow novel and wittier than a Woody Allen movie" The Times "Schama has written a proud and personal story of his people, one that will make a good starting point for those interested in one of history's most fascinating and tragic tales" -- Josh Glancy Sunday Times "Inspiring... Schama tells it with panache, weaving facts and anecdotes into a vivid history" Observer "Unforgettable...a delicious cacophony of conversations and clamorous arguments echoing across history" Daily Telegraph "A spirited, immensely enjoyable and wide-ranging account... [expresses] both the triumphs and the tragedies with irrepressible enthusiasm and his customary eloquence" Financial Times