The history of the Jews spans than two millenia and encompasses most parts of the globe an extraordinary saga which is set forth pictorially in this comprehensive, and richly illustrated and designed volume With hundreds of brilliantly detailed maps, photographs, and drawings, and chronologies and commentaries by leading experts, A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People is both an authoritative reference work and a sumptuous gift volume....
|Title||:||A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People: From the Time of the Patriarchs to the Present|
|Publisher||:||Schocken Revised, Subsequent edition October 14, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
|File Size||:||593 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People: From the Time of the Patriarchs to the Present Reviews
This is a beautiful book that illustrates the history of the Jews throughout the world. One nice thing about it is that it covers Jewish communities in surprising times and places such as China in the 11th Century or Latin America in the 1800s. Of course, it's focus is on the bulk of the Jewish population in Europe and then America. It covers the full history from biblical times to today. The one flaw in this regard is the near absence of coverage of Sephardic communities in more recent times.
This gorgeous coffee-table sized book would alone get my five stars for its detailed but clear maps and its breathtakingly diverse array of figures and illustrations depicting the major events of over 3,000 years of Jewish history. As it is, it provides detailed, well researched and very readable historical synopses of Jewish life throughout the world over this period, with each folio (two facing pages) a separate topic. Each folio includes the historical synopsis, usually a map, a series of other illustrations, including photographs, art, and other figures, and at the bottom of every page appears a time line highlighting important dates relevant to the topic. The topics range from the dawn of Judaism to present-day issues in Judaism, from Chinese Jews to the Jews of King Solomon's era, to Jewish farmers in Eastern Europe. You need to see this book in its entirety to believe it. If you ever wanted to an excellent and fascinating introduction to Jewish history, I don't think you can get better than this rare, colorful, scholarly and very engaging book. I'm so enthusiastic about it, I've bought it as a gift six times over.
Text does not coordinate well with the maps and other graphics, as if different people created these at different times. Also, one must skip around a lot to find the dates one is interested in. This book could have been a lot more informative than it set it out to be. Nevertheless, it still is an invaluable source of historical information.
My favorite Jewish history atlas. I've bought it for myself and as a gift for others. Good maps and other graphics, Historically accurate and unbiased. However, it's ready for a new edition that will bring the events up to the present
A wonderful, lavishly illustrated resource with lots of images and time-lines.
Remarkably detailed and beautifully illustrated. An absolutely awesome addition to my Judaica collection.
This book might lack some deeper content, however for a normal reader it gives a quick overview.
I have a question to something written and need to be able to question the author.