A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People

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A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People

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Physical description: xi, 299 p. : col. ill., maps ; 30 cm. Summary: This atlas undertakes to set forth this history graphically in maps, photographs, drawings, chronologies and commentaries by leading experts. Spread by spread, it covers all of the main themes in Jewish history: the background of the Bible, the movements of tribes, the geographical and political setting, the Jews and Judaism not only into Europe, but as far as China; the scholars and philosophers; the medieval centuries and new diaspora; pogrons and Zionism and new homelands; the disaster of the Holocaust and the founding of Israel. It also covers many aspects of Jewish culture - language, literature, art and music. Subject: Jews - History. Jewish studies ; World history ; Social & cultural history. HISTORY / Jewish HISTORY / World HISTORY / Social History. Other names: Barnavi, Elie. Opatowski, Michel. Eliav-Feldon, Miriam. Genre: Illustrated.

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A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People, edited by Eli Barnavi, is one of those rare books that can literally make a reader gasp with delight and horror. It may even be the best one-volume history of Judaism in print. Beginning with "The Migrations of the Patriarchs," and continuing to the present day, the book's chapters include historical maps, timelines, illustrations and photographs, and narrative essays by leading historians (such as Moshe Idel) that help readers not only understand but visualize the movements of the Jewish people. The editors have chosen not to structure the story as leading inexorably to the Holocaust and the rise of Israel, although both events are covered in some detail. Instead, they have depicted the rich variety of lives established by the Diaspora in such far-flung places as China and England, and have been equally attentive to the joys and triumphs of Jews, both in everyday life and in national cultures, as to the considerable tragedies Jews have endured. The text of this book is smart and readable, but the real joy of the atlas is its illustrations, many of which are rarely seen, such as 20th-century artist Abel Pann's depiction of the creation of Adam, "He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life." It's the kind of image that reminds you that life really is a gift, and makes you savor it. --Michael Joseph Gross

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The history of the Jews spans more than two millenia and encompasses most parts of the globe--an extraordinary saga which is set forth pictorially in this comprehensive, and richly illustrated and designed volume. With hundreds of brilliantly detailed maps, photographs, and drawings, and chronologies and commentaries by leading experts, A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People is both an authoritative reference work and a sumptuous gift volume.

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