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ISBN-13 9780205858460ISBN-10 0205858465
ISBN-10 0205858260ISBN-13 9780205858262
Author(s): John Efron; Steven Weitzman; Matthias Lehmann
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 560

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