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Synopsis: The religious and ethical contribution of the Judaism to civilization has been rightly acknowledged. The seminal role the Jews have played in the technological evolution of civilization has been largely overlooked.
This remarkable book uses the history of glassmaking as a foil with which new light is shed on the hidden history of that phenomenally creative people. During his association with the glassmakers of Venice, the author uncovered an intriguing historical symbiosis between the Jews and the art of glassmaking. The revelation impelled him to launch an intensive, eight-year campaign of research which led him across three continents and through 4000 years of human history. He discovered that the vitric arts, conceived in Akkadia among the progenitors of the Jews, was subsequently borne by the Jews into the Diaspora, an enthralling historical odyssey which has never been told in its entirety.
Many myths are shattered in the course of following the adventurous path of the art from its Akkadian roots through Canaan, Egypt, Rome, Persia, China and the West. Drawing upon a wealth of archeological, Biblical, archival and historical material, an intense beam of light is cast into the darker recesses of history in which conquered peoples suffer the indignity of having the record of their accomplishments obliterated by their conquerors, a process the author terms "Institutionalized Obfuscation."
The peculiar parallelism between the movement of the Jews and the vitric arts bears historical connotations which stretch far beyond glassmaking; the very foundation upon which classic versions of history is based is demolished by the revelations which erupt from the pages of the book.
Title: Glassmakers: An Odyssey of the Jews : The ...
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
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Book Description Hippocrene Books, 1991. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP28947853
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Book Description Hippocrene Books, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very good +. Dust Jacket Condition: good. First Edition. 4to (9-1/2" x 6-1/2"). 434pp. Inscribed by author on free endpaper, rest of text block tight and unmarked. Unclipped DJ, wear to head/tail of spine, small chips and tears to edges, in Mylar. Seller Inventory # 940
Book Description Hippocrene Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Signed and inscribed by Author, copy is good, hardcover, jacket shows significant wear and tears, binding is solid, unmarked text,We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books and media, ship within 48 hours, and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 1M5EQT000JP8
Book Description Hippocrene Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. b/w Illustrations & Photos (illustrator). Not Indicated. Signed by author on free end page. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 035014
Book Description Hippocrene Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020870529013