The Resource The Story of the Jews : Finding the Words 1000 Bc-1492 Ad, (ebook)

The Story of the Jews : Finding the Words 1000 Bc-1492 Ad, (ebook)

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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
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eng
Summary
In this magnificently illustrated cultural history-the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews-Simon Schema details the story of the Jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the new world in 1492It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance in the face of destruction, of creativity in the face of oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life despite 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. In The Story of the Jews, 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 gems and spices 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
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Midwest
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Schama, Simon
Dewey number
909/.04924
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The Story of the Jews : Finding the Words 1000 Bc-1492 Ad, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780062339447
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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MWT12190565
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MWT12190565
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Story of the Jews : Finding the Words 1000 Bc-1492 Ad, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062339447
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12190565
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remote
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MWT12190565
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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