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Wigoder, Geoffrey

Published by Secaucus, N. J. : Chartwell Books, 1972
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Hardcover, Folio, 351 pages, illustrated, 31 cm. Large compendium detailing Jewish history through art, ritual objects, and cultural monuments. Profusely illustrated, some in color. Written by Dr. Geoffrey Wigoder (1922 - 1999), a historian and philosopher, was born in Leeds, Great Britain. He was educated at the Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and at Oxford University in England where he earned his degrees in Jewish medieval history, and at Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. In 1949 he immigrated to the newly founded State of Israel where he was active as a journalist for various newspapers and radio stations, most recently serving as the founding editor of the Dialogues newsletter that focuses on discussion between Jews, Christians, and Muslims. He collaborated with Cecil Roth on the New Standard Jewish Encyclopaedia and started to work together on the 16-volume Encyclopaedia Judaica. After Cecil Roth passed away in 1970, Wigoder became its editor directing a team of some 1,800 contributors from all over the world. His other publications include The Encyclopaedia of the Jewish Religion, Jewish Art and Civilization, The Story of the Synagogue, and a 1994 edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. He also edited an English concordance of the Bible and the Oxford Dictionary of Judaism. Wigoder taught and directed the first oral history department at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, lectured on Contemporary Judaism at the University of Manchester in England, and founded and ran the Steven Spielberg Film Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Civilization. Jewish art and symbolism. Juifs -- Civilisation. Art juif. Bibliography on pages 348-349. Light staining to outer jacket. Very good condition. (Art-4-23) ART1, ART2. Bookseller Inventory # 25635

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Publisher: Secaucus, N. J. : Chartwell Books

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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