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

List price: £14.99


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ISBN 10: 1847921337
ISBN 13: 9781847921338
Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 1 April, 2013
Pages: 512
Description: Tells a tale of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. This book tells the story of the Jews that takes you to unimagined places, and spans the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford.
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 Major can 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.
Publication: UK
Imprint: The Bodley Head Ltd
Prizes: Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2013
Returns: Returnable
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