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A History of the Jewish People

Edited by H. H. Ben-Sasson

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$54.00 • £46.95 • €49.95

ISBN 9780674397316

Publication Date: 10/15/1985

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1232 pages

47 halftones, 17 maps


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This ambitious history by six Hebrew University scholars seeks to encompass the full range of the Jewish experience in nationhood and exile. It is an impressive work…considering the necessary compression—5,000 years and a scattering of settings virtually worldwide covered in just over 1,100 pages—the work is an achievement of consequence.—Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

Here is a work that triumphantly makes available the fruits of a wealth of learning and scholarship that will surely establish new standards for the presentation of research.Times Literary Supplement

This huge collection of essays by ‘leading scholars at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem’ brings to ultimate expression the ‘peoplehood-and-history’ theory of Jewish historiography.—Jacob Neuser, American Historical Review

Offering a full panorama of Jewish existence from the dim origins of the 2nd millennium B.C.E. to the hard politics of modern Israel, this work breaks new ground for a one-volume history, both in its range and in its authority… The book as a whole is a monument to scholarship and feeling, immersing the reader on every page in the rich texture of the Jewish heritage.—Chaim Raphael, Commentary

Represents one of the finest compendia on the topic published to date.Jewish Week

This work is marked throughout by sound judgment, judicious scholarship, disdain for irrelevant trivia, and avoidance of ideology… A remarkable achievement—all in one volume.Worldview

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