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A short history of the Jews

Author: Michael Brenner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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A Short History of the Jews is the story of the Jewish people told in a sweeping and powerful historical narrative. Michael Brenner chronicles the Jewish experience from Biblical times to today, tracing what is at heart a drama of migration and change, yet one that is also deeply rooted in tradition. He surveys the latest scholarly perspectives in Jewish history, making this short history the most learned yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brenner
ISBN: 9780691143514 069114351X 9780691154978 069115497X
OCLC Number: 463855870
Language Note: Translation of: Kleine jüdische Geschichte.
Description: xiv, 421 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: From Ur to Canaan: a wandering people --
From exile back home: priests and prophets --
From Hebrew into Greek: disdain and admiration --
From Modiin to Jerusalem: a Jewish state stands and falls --
From Jerusalem to Yavneh: the Diaspora legitimates itself --
From Medina to Baghdad: under Islamic rule --
From Sura to Cordoba: Sepharad--Jewish culture on the Iberian peninsula --
From Lucca to Mainz: Ashkenaz--the roots of Central European Jewry --
From Lisbon to Venice: expulsions and their aftermath --
From Khaybar to Rome: messianic and mystical movements --
From West to East: a new center in Poland --
From Dessau to Berlin: rural Jews, court Jews, and Enlightenment philosophers --
From the ghetto to civil society: political emancipation and religious reform --
From Posen to New Orleans: starting over in America --
From the shtetl to the Lower East Side: East European Jewish dreams and American realities --
From Budapest to Tev Aviv: an "old new land" in Zion --
From Tétouan to Teheran: the Europeanization of Jews in the Islamic world --
From Czernowitz to Cernăuti: political crisis and cultural florescence between the Wars --
From everywhere to Auschwitz: annihilation --
From Julius Streicher's farm to the kibbutz: the Jewish world after the Holocaust --
Appendix: Jewish history in numbers.
Other Titles: Kleine jüdische Geschichte.
Responsibility: Michael Brenner ; translated by Jeremiah Riemer.

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