Published: September 1, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0785824847
ISBN - 13: 9780785824848
From the Publisher
The Historical Atlas of Judaism is a fascinating account of the
four thousand year old history of the Jewish faith, divided into
six comprehensive sections surveying in detail the emergence of the
Jews in Ancient Palestine right up to the modern Israeli state.
Over 100 specially commissioned, richly detailed maps uncover the
Jewish story across the world and over the centuries, while
authoritative text and carefully selected pictures and photographs
analyze and explain the nature and extent of the Jewish
achievement. The result is an exciting immediate depiction of the
turbulent history of one of the world's most remarkable peoples.
The book begins by looking at the origins of the Jewish faith, in
the wider context of the ancient civilizations, their technology,
warfare styles and trade networks. The book contains an extensive
section on the Middle Ages. The book wraps up with an examination
of the Jewish experience in World War II and the nineteenth century
followed by the legacy of the Jews.
Every facet of Jewish life is explored, with authoritative coverage
of such crucial topics as the great diasporas, the flowering of
Yiddish culture in Europe, the pogroms and persecutions, the
rebirth of Zionism in the 19th Century, the foundation of modern
Israeli, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Jewish seets and the way of
life of Jews inside and outside their homeland in the modern world.
Above all, The Historical Atlas of Judaism gives a detailed history
of the Jewish faith and its culture.