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The Resource The story of the Jews : finding the words : 1000 BC-1492 AD, Simon Schama

The story of the Jews : finding the words : 1000 BC-1492 AD, Simon Schama

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The story of the Jews : finding the words : 1000 BC-1492 AD
Title
The story of the Jews
Title remainder
finding the words : 1000 BC-1492 AD
Statement of responsibility
Simon Schama
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. A tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews. 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 Spain. 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. -- From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schama, Simon
Dewey number
909/.04924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS116
LC item number
.S395 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000132965
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
Label
The story of the Jews : finding the words : 1000 BC-1492 AD, Simon Schama
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-465) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Papyrus, potsherd, parchment. In Egypt ; The words ; Delving, divining ... ; Classical Jews? -- Mosaic, parchment, paper. The menorah and the cross ; Among the believers ; The women of Ashkenaz ; Trials ; Exile from exile
Control code
ocn859186633
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
496 pages, 12 leaves of plates
Isbn
9780060539184
Lccn
2014466181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060539184
  • (OCoLC)859186633
Label
The story of the Jews : finding the words : 1000 BC-1492 AD, Simon Schama
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-465) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Papyrus, potsherd, parchment. In Egypt ; The words ; Delving, divining ... ; Classical Jews? -- Mosaic, parchment, paper. The menorah and the cross ; Among the believers ; The women of Ashkenaz ; Trials ; Exile from exile
Control code
ocn859186633
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
496 pages, 12 leaves of plates
Isbn
9780060539184
Lccn
2014466181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060539184
  • (OCoLC)859186633

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