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Author Brenner, Michael, 1964-

Common Titl Kleine jüdische Geschichte. English
Title A short history of the Jews / Michael Brenner ; translated by Jeremiah Riemer

Publ Info Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2010]
 CCRI-Newport  DS117 .B7213 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DS117 .B7213 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  DS117 .B7213 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  DS117 .B7213 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 421 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-400) and indexes
Contents From Ur to Canaan: a wandering people -- From exile back home: priests and prophets -- From Hebrew into Greek: disdain and admiration -- From Modiin to Jerusalem: a Jewish state stands and falls -- From Jerusalem to Yavneh: the Diaspora legitimates itself -- From Medina to Baghdad: under Islamic rule -- From Sura to Cordoba: Sepharad--Jewish culture on the Iberian peninsula -- From Lucca to Mainz: Ashkenaz--the roots of Central European Jewry -- From Lisbon to Venice: expulsions and their aftermath -- From Khaybar to Rome: messianic and mystical movements -- From West to East: a new center in Poland -- From Dessau to Berlin: rural Jews, court Jews, and Enlightenment philosophers -- From the ghetto to civil society: political emancipation and religious reform -- From Posen to New Orleans: starting over in America -- From the shtetl to the Lower East Side: East European Jewish dreams and American realities -- From Budapest to Tev Aviv: an "old new land" in Zion -- From Tétouan to Teheran: the Europeanization of Jews in the Islamic world -- From Czernowitz to Cernuti: political crisis and cultural florescence between the Wars -- From everywhere to Auschwitz: annihilation -- From Julius Streicher's farm to the kibbutz: the Jewish world after the Holocaust -- Appendix: Jewish history in numbers
Note Translation of: Kleine jüdische Geschichte
A Short History of the Jews is the story of the Jewish people told in a sweeping and powerful historical narrative. 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. He surveys the latest scholarly perspectives in Jewish history, making this short history the most learned yet broadly accessible book available on the subject. Brenner takes 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. This richly illustrated book is full of fascinating and often personal stories of exodus and return, from that told about Abraham, who brought his newfound faith into the land of 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. Brenner traces the major events, developments, and personalities that have shaped Jewish history down through the centuries, and highlights the important contributions Jews have made to the arts, politics, religion, and science. 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.--From the publisher
LC subject Jews -- History
ISBN 9780691143514 (hardcover : alk. paper)
069114351X (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780691154978 (pbk : alk. paper)
069115497X (pbk : alk. paper)