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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900
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In this second volume of his magisterial history of the Jews, Schama looks at the very human stories behind the wanderings, massacres and search for home of the Jewish people. What makes his book such a treat is how accessible and engaging the writing is and how Schama illuminates history using an array of stories about lesser known figures, as well as the better known people and events, to frame a tale of homelessness and persecution that is sadly still all too relevant to our current times.

Frances, Foyles.co.uk

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The Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all of us. And in our own time of anxious arrivals and enforced departures, the Jews' search for a home is more startlingly resonant than ever. Belonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly alive with energy, character and colour. It spans centuries and continents, from the Jews' expulsion from Spain in 1492 it navigates miracles and massacres, wandering, discrimination, harmony and tolerance; to the brink of the twentieth century and, it seems, a point of profound hope. It tells the stories not just of rabbis and philosophers but of a poetess in the ghetto of Venice; a boxer in Georgian England; a general in Ming China; an opera composer in nineteenth-century Germany. The story unfolds in Kerala and Mantua, the starlit hills of Galilee, the rivers of Colombia, the kitchens of Istanbul, the taverns of Ukraine and the mining camps of California. It sails in caravels, rides the stage coaches and the railways; trudges the dawn streets of London, hobbles along with the remnant of Napoleon's ruined army. Through Schama's passionate telling of this second chronicle in an epic tale, a history emerges of the Jewish people that feels it is the story of everyone, of humanity.



History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsJewish studies Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 01/11/2014 ISBN-13: 9781847922809  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings, The American Future, The Face of Britain and The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492). His art columns for the New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism and his journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian and the Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor. He has written and presented more than fifty films for the BBC on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics, and The Story of the Jews and is co-presenter of a new landmark series on the history of world art, Civilisations.

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The author understands better than most that history is best learned through the stories of people, rather than the mere retelling of dates and events. And he has filled this doorstop thick volume with some of the most interesting, if not necessarily, most famous sorts. As such, his comprehensive history of a most difficult subject to fully comprehend reads like a fasinating television series, leaving the reader to anticipate the next chapter and the next people chronicled. Through long in length, the pages positively flew by. This truly is history at its most enjoyable. Highly recommended.

- 10/02/2018
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