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A Short History of the Jews e-book

Author:

Jeremiah Riemer,Michael Brenner

Language:

English

Category:

History

Subcategory:

World

ePub size:

1339 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.2

Publisher:

Princeton University Press; 1St Edition edition (June 13, 2010)

Pages:

440

ISBN:

069114351X

A Short History of the Jews e-book

by Jeremiah Riemer,Michael Brenner


Michael Brenner's lavishly illustrated and authoritative A Short History of the Jews is not exactly short, given its 421 pages with the index. But since he is dealing with about 3,000 years, Brenner's feat of condensation is commendable. -Sheldon Kirshner, Canadian Jewish News.

Michael Brenner's lavishly illustrated and authoritative A Short History of the Jews is not exactly short, given its 421 pages with the index. n interesting survey and good place to start for any reader curious about the history of the Jewish people in their societies. -Jay Howard Geller, Canadian Journal of History.

Michael Brenner (author), Jeremiah Riemer (translator)

Michael Brenner (author), Jeremiah Riemer (translator). The book is full of fascinating personal stories of exodus and return, from that told about Abraham, who brought his newfound faith into Canaan, to that of Holocaust survivor Esther Barkai, who lived on a kibbutz established on a German estate seized from the Nazi Julius Streicher as she awaited resettlement in Israel.

Michael Brenner chronicles the Jewish experience from Biblical times to today, tracing what is at. .Breathtaking in scope, A Short History of the Jews is a compelling blend of storytelling and scholarship that brings the history of the Jewish people marvelously to life.

Michael Brenner chronicles the Jewish experience from Biblical times to today, tracing what is at heart a drama of migration and change, yet one that is also deeply rooted in tradition.

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By (author) Michael Brenner, Translated by Jeremiah Riemer. It is intended as a first book in Jewish history for readers with little knowledge of the subject. Brenner is a proven author with a broad competence in Jewish history, which makes him one of the few Jewish historians able to handle a volume of such large scope. His book has a novel approach that sets it apart from other one-volume histories. The style is extraordinarily readable. -Michael A. Meyer, author of Judaism within Modernity show more.

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Translated by Jeremiah Riemer. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Michael Brenner; Jeremiah Riemer, trans. Conveying 3,000 years of the Jewish peoples’ wanderings and exile, up to and including settlement in modern day Israel, A Short History of the Jews is illustrated with pages from unusual Passover Haggadot and other Jewish-themed art. Princeton University Press, 2010. The book begins with myths and legends from ancient Persia and Hellenized Rome, exploring the roots of Bible stories in historical and cultural context. Brenner writes with a wide lens, capturing with a modern eye daily experiences of Jewish ancestors and the cultures they traveled through.

Items related to A Short History of the Jews. Brenner, Michael A Short History of the Jews. ISBN 13: 9780691143514. A Short History of the Jews. -John M. Efron, University of California, Berkeley. Meyer, author of Judaism within Modernity.

Michael Brenner tells a dramatic story of change and migration deeply rooted in tradition, taking readers from the mythic wanderings of Moses to the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust; from the Babylonian. ISBN13:9780691154978.

This is a sweeping and powerful narrative history of the Jewish people from biblical times to today. Based on the latest scholarship and richly illustrated, it is the most authoritative and accessible chronicle of the Jewish experience available. Michael Brenner tells a dramatic story of change and migration deeply rooted in tradition, taking readers from the mythic wanderings of Moses to the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust; from the Babylonian exile to the founding of the modern state of Israel; and from the Sephardic communities under medieval Islam to the shtetls of eastern Europe and the Hasidic enclaves of modern-day Brooklyn. The book is full of fascinating personal stories of exodus and return, from that told about Abraham, who brought his newfound faith into Canaan, to that of Holocaust survivor Esther Barkai, who lived on a kibbutz established on a German estate seized from the Nazi Julius Streicher as she awaited resettlement in Israel. Describing the events and people that have shaped Jewish history, and highlighting the important contributions Jews have made to the arts, politics, religion, and science, A Short History of the Jews is a compelling blend of storytelling and scholarship that brings the Jewish past marvelously to life.


Saithi
The book arrived in great shape for my Jewish Studies class. I wasn't too sure about it when I started reading it because I am reading it from a Christian perspective, but our teacher has been doing a great job sort of camping out on the chapters and explaining them better as this book is more about history from an Historical standpoint. That's to say that it goes into some of the histories about cultures surrounding the Jews during different time frames. I'm learning quite a bit that I was not aware of before and it's pretty awesome.
Andronrad
Exactly as described
Arar
good book
GawelleN
This book is very hard to follow, and while it is packed with information, and the author is clearly a scholar beyond reproach on the topic, the writing style is so dense and overlapping fact packed as to render any linear narrative thread almost impossible to follow.
I have a serious interest in Jewish culture and history, and was disappointed in how hard it was to follow this book.
For comparison Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein take a very detailed and even quantitative look at how education shaped Jewish history in their book, "The Chosen Few: . . ." but do so in a way as to make the narrative both entertaining and easy to follow, despite being academic.

I read a lot of books and try hard to push through them, but I put this book down without finishing it.
Tejora
Brenner's book is accessible, knowledgeable and concise. It is an excellent starting point for those wanting to learn more about the history of the Jewish people. The book also contains interesting images from various versions of the Haggadah through the centuries from different countries. This underlines the deep respect one gets upon completion of the book for a people who have maintained their culture through centuries of diaspora. Recommended for students of religion and history.
Aurizar
I agree with the comment of twp77. This book is concise and a very good introduction to Jewish history. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in history, as the language of the book is very accessible to anyone. The author has some other books on the same subject so I will have a look at those books, too.
Tam
I am posting this review to counteract the one above, who does not seem to have read the book, and seems to have given it one star because he ordered the wrong title. The book is not overly long, given the 5,000 year history of the Jews.
I read the first chapter and learned something new that I had never heard before. I love reading books that are entertaining and educational.
I can hardly wait to finish the rest of the book.

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