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Title: THE STORY OF THE JEWS
FINDING THE WORDS (1000 BCE - 1492)
By: Simon Schama
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 009954668X
ISBN 13: 9780099546689
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Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 10 September, 2014
Pages: 512
Description: 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.
Synopsis: 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.
Illustrations: 3 plate sections
Publication: UK
Imprint: Vintage
Prizes: Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize 2013 (UK)
Returns: Returnable
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