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Belonging : the story of the Jews, 1492-1900 / Simon Schama.

Schama, Simon, (author.). Schama, Simon. Story of the Jews. (Added Author).

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Summary:

The Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all of us. And in our own time of anxious arrivals and enforced departures, the Jews' search for a home is more startlingly resonant than ever. Belonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly alive with energy, character and colour. It spans centuries and continents, from the Jews' expulsion from Spain in 1492 it navigates miracles and massacres, wandering, discrimination, harmony and tolerance; to the brink of the twentieth century and, it seems, a point of profound hope.It tells the stories not just of rabbis and philosophers but of a poetess in the ghetto of Venice; a boxer in Georgian England; a general in Ming China; an opera composer in nineteenth-century Germany. The story unfolds in Kerala and Mantua, the starlit hills of Galilee, the rivers of Colombia, the kitchens of Istanbul, the taverns of Ukraine and the mining camps of California. It sails in caravels, rides the stage coaches and the railways; trudges the dawn streets of London, hobbles along with the remnant of Napoleon's ruined army. Through Schama's passionate telling of this second chronicle in an epic tale, a history emerges of the Jewish people that feels it is the story of everyone, of humanity.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 909 SCHAMA 2017 (Text) 39705000028943 Main Collection Book None 11/15/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781847922809
  • ISBN: 1847922805
  • ISBN: 9781847922816
  • ISBN: 1847922813
  • Physical Description: 790 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: London : The Bodley Head, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 710-757) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Could it be now? -- In transit -- The entertainer -- The time of the nightingale -- Music and mourning -- Jews without pain? -- Cohabitation -- The crown -- Meetings of minds -- Jews without beards -- Citizen-Jews -- Poh-Lin -- Americans -- Modernity and its Tsuris -- Turning point -- Should it be now?
Summary, etc.:
The Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all of us. And in our own time of anxious arrivals and enforced departures, the Jews' search for a home is more startlingly resonant than ever. Belonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly alive with energy, character and colour. It spans centuries and continents, from the Jews' expulsion from Spain in 1492 it navigates miracles and massacres, wandering, discrimination, harmony and tolerance; to the brink of the twentieth century and, it seems, a point of profound hope.It tells the stories not just of rabbis and philosophers but of a poetess in the ghetto of Venice; a boxer in Georgian England; a general in Ming China; an opera composer in nineteenth-century Germany. The story unfolds in Kerala and Mantua, the starlit hills of Galilee, the rivers of Colombia, the kitchens of Istanbul, the taverns of Ukraine and the mining camps of California. It sails in caravels, rides the stage coaches and the railways; trudges the dawn streets of London, hobbles along with the remnant of Napoleon's ruined army. Through Schama's passionate telling of this second chronicle in an epic tale, a history emerges of the Jewish people that feels it is the story of everyone, of humanity.
Language Note:
English.
Subject: Jews > History.
Jews > Civilization.
Jews > Social conditions.
Genre: History.

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