The Jewish Journey: 4000 Years In 22 Objects From The Ashmolean Museum by Rebecca AbramsThe Jewish Journey: 4000 Years In 22 Objects From The Ashmolean Museum by Rebecca Abrams

The Jewish Journey: 4000 Years In 22 Objects From The Ashmolean Museum

byRebecca Abrams

Paperback | December 31, 2017

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•A short, accessible, affordable and illustrated history of the Jewish people, aimed at the general public •Many of the stories behind these objects have not been told before, and are unknown to all but scholarly experts •All the objects can be seen for real in the Ashmolean Museum •Includes a foreword by historian Simon Schama The 22 objects here include pottery, coins, jewelry, household artefacts, sacred items, musical instruments and paintings. Together they bring to life the experiences of the real men and women who owned, made and used them, from kings, courtiers and scholars to guerrilla fighters, musicians and market stall holders. Individually and collectively, the objects vividly document dark periods of persecution and forced migration, whilst highlighting the astonishing resilience and diversity of Jewish life, revealing centuries of two-way interaction with other cultures and religions. Through the histories of each of the objects, the reader is guided on a double journey, one leading through the galleries of the Ashmolean Museum, the other accompanying the Jewish people across the centuries. The Jewish Journey brings to light for the first time the amazing Jewish treasures in the great institution, explaining their specific Jewish significance in a direct, accessible style for the general reader.

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Rebecca Abrams is an award-winning author and journalist. Her most recent book, Touching Distance, won the MJA Open Book Award and was shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize for Literature. A graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge, she is a longstanding tutor in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford, before which she was an Honor...
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Title:The Jewish Journey: 4000 Years In 22 Objects From The Ashmolean MuseumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10.25 × 7.75 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2017Publisher:Ashmolean MuseumLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910807036

ISBN - 13:9781910807033

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