About this book
Tying in with a new BBC TV series written and presented by Schama, this is a history of the Jews, from Moses to the present day. The story reaches from Brooklyn to Berlin and includes passages to India, slow boats to China, and sojourns to Greece, Glasgow, Montreal and beyond. It examines dispossession, destruction and diaspora, the horrors of the 20th century, and Jewish humour, Yiddish theatre, painting and music. It will attract blanket coverage in the press. Not final jacket image.
Presents an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. This title takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; and a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings.
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