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Jews, The: A History, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By John Efron, Steven Weitzman, Matthias Lehmann

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Nov 20, 2013

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A look at the history of the Jewish people

 

New research has conspired to unsettle many established ideas about the Jewish past, challenging how historians have thought about and described it, and sometimes making it appear less accessible than it was thought to be in earlier generations.  While these recent developments would appear to make a history of the Jewish people more difficult, the authors of The Jews: A History believe it has deepened and broadened our understanding.  Though the reader will find in The Jews many familiar names, in its pages will also be found a broader spectrum of people: mothers, children, workers, students, artists, and radicals whose perspectives greatly expands the story of Jewish life from ancient times to the present.

 

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand Jewish history from ancient times to the present
  • Explore the history of different groups of Jewish people

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Ancient Israel and other Ancestors    

Chapter 2: Becoming the People of the Book

Chapter 3: Jews and Greeks, Jews in Greek

Chapter 4: Between Caesar and God

Chapter 5: Rabbinic Revelations       

Chapter 6: Under the Crescent         

Chapter 7: Under the Cross               

Chapter 8: A Jewish Renaissance       

Chapter 9: New Worlds, East and West                           

Chapter 10: The State of the Jews, Jews and the State    

Chapter 11: Modern Transformations                                                           

Chapter 12: The Politics of Being Jewish                                                      

Chapter 13: A World Upended                                                                      

Chapter 14: The Holocaust                                                                             

Chapter 15: Difficult Freedoms       

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$31.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-85846-0