'An unusual and compelling insight into Jewish history... sheer
detail and breadth of scale' BBC History Magazine
This newly revised and updated edition of Martin Gilbert's Atlas
of Jewish History spans over four thousand years of history in 154
maps, presenting a vivid picture of a fascinating people and the
trials and tribulations which have haunted their story.
The themes covered include:
- Prejudice and Violence- from the destruction of Jewish
independence between 722 and 586 BC to the flight from German
persecution in the 1930s. Also covers the incidence of anti-semitic
attacks in the Americas and Europe.
- Migrations and Movements- from the entry into the promised land
to Jewish migration in the twenty- first century, including new
maps on recent emigration to Israel from Europe and worldwide.
- Society, Trade and Culture- from Jewish trade routes between
800 and 900 to the situation of world Jewry in the opening years of
the twenty- first century.
- Politics, Government and War- from the Court Jews of the
fifteenth century to the founding and growth of the modern State of
This new edition is also updated to include maps showing Jewish
museums in the United States and Canada, and Europe, as well as
American conservation efforts abroad. Other topics covered in this
revised edition include Jewish educational outreach projects in
various parts of the world, and Jews living under Muslim rule.
Forty years on from its first publication, this book is still an
indispensible guide to Jewish history.
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