Autor: Simon Schama
ISBN-13: 9780099546689
Einband: B-format
Seiten: 496
Gewicht: 451 g
Format: 198x129x33 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Story of the Jews

Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492 CE). Nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2013

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'Unforgettable...a delicious cacophony of conversations and clamorous arguments echoing across history'Daily Telegraph

The landmark history of a people, culture and a world.
'Unforgettable...a delicious cacophony of conversations and clamorous arguments echoing across history' Daily Telegraph The landmark history of a people, culture and a world.
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.

Within these pages, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the world; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with spice and gems founder at sea.

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.
Autor: Simon Schama
Simon Schama, geboren 1945 in London, Historiker, Kunsthistoriker und Kunstkritiker, lehrt an der Columbia University, mehrere Jahre Kunstkritiker des New Yorker, Mitarbeiter von BBC und The Guardian, zahlreiche Bücher.

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Autor: Simon Schama
ISBN-13:: 9780099546689
ISBN: 009954668X
Verlag: Random House UK, Vintage
Gewicht: 451g
Seiten: 496
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 198x129x33 mm, 3 plate sections