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    PDF NEW [The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE] Simply the best book I've read in many years due largely to the uality of Schama's voice As a history it's fascinating in its wide range from

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    PDF NEW [The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE] Simon Schama ´ 3 read & download read & download The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE Excellent content but very dense prose Mellifluous it isn’t but then he’s chosen a story of immense complexity to cover in two volumes 2500 years covered here in 421 pages euals 59 elapsed years per page I’m thinking back to Schama’s sprightly Citizens of 1990 What did he cover there in 750 pages was it 60 years? By comparison volume

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    read & download The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE PDF NEW [The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE] Simon Schama ´ 3 read & download I had never heard of Elephantine and Simon Schama is betting that you haven’t either as he opens volume one “Finding the Words” of his massive and massively entertaining history of the Jewish people from their puzzling origin

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    PDF NEW [The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE] characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Schama read & download The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE I thought I can't wait to see how it ends I should have waited Volume 1 ends with the Inuisition burning and the Crown expelling Jews by the th

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    PDF NEW [The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE] characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Schama Everyone should read this book Why? Because the Jewish experience of the 20th century has marked profoundly the world we live in today The au

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    PDF NEW [The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE] characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Schama I was somewhat disappointed by the book Given the high profile of the author I had come to expect a very competent and thor

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    PDF NEW [The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE] Can you think of any ethnic group that has been closely studied than the Jews? I can’t Thousands upon thousands of books have been written about Jews and Judaism; than 53000 are listed on alone — surely a small fraction of the total works produced over the three millennia that have passed since King David united the nation of IsraelWhy then does Simon Schama write yet another history of the Jews? The easy answer of course is

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    PDF NEW [The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE] characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Schama read & download The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE In this first volume Simon Schama largely succeeds in attaining his two goals for a history of the Jews It should tell the story of

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    read & download The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE Simon Schama ´ 3 read & download characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Schama A very good book Though at times I got lost in some of the minutia of Jewish cultural references the book was well written and easy to read Schama writes in a very engaging way and brings to light the horrors of suffering put on the Jews across the centuries but also beautifully paints a picture of the rich cul

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    Simon Schama ´ 3 read & download characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Schama read & download The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE Tale of WoeThe brilliant erudite and articulate Simon Schama produces a muddled idiosyncratic history of his people OK our people Using his usual trick of engaging you through people you may or may not have heard of to make general points thi

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  • Hardcover
  • 496
  • The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE
  • Simon Schama
  • English
  • 08 September 2020
  • 9781847921321

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read & download The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE Simon Schama ´ 3 read & download characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Schama 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 uni. I had never heard of Elephantine and Simon Schama is betting that you haven t either as he opens volume one Finding the Words of his massive and massively entertaining history of the Jewish people from their puzzling origins to their brutal expulsion from Spain in 1492 Volume two When the Words Fail takes the story to the presentIn Schama s telling Elephantine a Jewish garrison town on an island in the Nile River that dates from the fifth century BCE both reinforces and contradicts many of our modern preconceptions about the history of Jews and Israel The founding story after all is of Moses leading his people out of Egypt to the promised land Yet here are Jews returning to Egypt as Jews did throughout the succeeding centuries In the 12th century for instance Moses Maimonides after escaping Spain and living briefly in Palestine ended up as physician to the sultan and leader of the Jewish community in Cairo He wrote as fluently in Arabic as in HebrewSchama s purpose in these and innumerable other examples is not to discount the uniue identity of Jewish religion and culture nor the oppression and brutality its people endured over the centuries Instead he emphasizes how Jews always participated in the cultures where they found themselves whether that of the Babylonians Persians Egyptians Greek Seleucids classical Rome Christian Europe or the Islamic Middle East At the same time they clung to the words of the Torah and later the Talmud with a devotion that not even the worst attacks could break as when the Second Temple in Jerusalem was finally razed for good by the Romans in 70 CE after earlier sacks of the city by the Babylonians and the AssyriansThe priests may have controlled the words of the Hebrew Bible and the rolling commentaries of the Mishnah and Talmud But as Schama points out the archaeology and the surviving scrolls of papyrus and parchment remind us that Jewish history is not all thundering prophets and Biblical prohibitions but ordinary people living complicated and rich if often difficult lives that didn t correspond to anyone s stereotypes particularly the role of women We have glimpses of these worlds in the Elephantine papyri of the ancient world but a veritable picture window view of 11th and 12th century Jewish life in the vast materials remains preserved in the Cairo Geniza collection of the Ben Ezra synagogue of Fustat Old CairoBut if ancient and medieval Jews did not live by words alone words were absolutely central to their cultural survival whether in Aramaic Hebrew Greek Arabic Ladino or Judeo Arabic Arabic written in Hebrew characters The Arch of Titus in Rome for example celebrates the conuest of Jerusalem with a carved procession of spoils from the Second Temple but significantly it lacks the Torah scrolls They were just words written on parchment or papyrus after all how important could they be Perhaps not to Rome but absolutely key to Jewish identity and survival A fact not lost on the fanatical friars monks and Judeophobic rulers and Popes of medieval Europe who arranged for trials of Judaism that resulted in mass book burnings of illuminated Talmuds Haggadahs and other holy books when they were not whipping mobs up to murder Jews directly The repeated attacks and generalized cruelty toward Jews from England to Spain in the medieval period makes for painful reading We have few firsthand chronicles of battles for or against Jews in the ancient world but eyewitness accounts abound with individual names of the atrocities in later centuries in both the Christian and Islamic worlds An ancient world exception is Josephus Jewish officer turned Roman adviser who wrote a history of the sack of Jerusalem The Jewish Wars The narrative of Jewish life in the Christian and Muslim worlds is nuanced and alive Schama is a vivid if not flamboyant writer who knows how to exploit a remarkable life from Jewish history when he finds one Among the most memorable the poet warrior Shmuel ibn Naghrela and physician poet scholar Yehudah Halevi both of whom lived in the Christian and Islamic Spain of the 11th and 12th centuries Schama also devotes considerable and careful space to the life and work of Moses Maimonides 1135 1204 author of the highly influential A Guide to the PerplexedThe conclusion of Schama s book is a bitter one the final persecution of the Jews in Spain that concluded with their brutal expulsion by Ferdinand and Isabella in the year familiar to us for other reasons 1492

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read & download The Story of the Jews Finding the Words 1000 BCE – 1492 CE Simon Schama ´ 3 read & download characters Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Schama Magined 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 bibbe. I thought I can t wait to see how it ends I should have waited Volume 1 ends with the Inuisition burning and the Crown expelling Jews by the thousands Schama writes with great brio and a distinctively conversational wit though I just can t make myself as interested in architectural and holographic details as he is but there is no way to disguise the terrible sadness of angry Christianity in action One wants to cry out again and again Have they never read that book of theirs