A history of the Jews: Ancient and Modern by Ilan Halévi

By Ilan Halévi

Show description

Read or Download A history of the Jews: Ancient and Modern PDF

Best israel & palestine books

The Holy Land: An Oxford Archaeological Guide

The geographic center and soul of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, the Holy Land has sizeable importance for the hundreds of thousands of holiday makers it has attracted due to the fact that as early because the 5th century BC. Now in a thrilling new version, this renowned guide once more deals travelers an quintessential, illustrated consultant to over 2 hundred of an important archeological and non secular websites within the urban of Jerusalem and the encompassing sector.

Ideology, Party Change, and Electoral Campaigns in Israel, 1965 - 2001

Explores the turbulent adjustments in Israel celebration politics because the mid-1960s.

The Emergence of Israel in the Twelfth and Eleventh Centuries B.C.E.

Based on the biblical snapshot of Israel's historical past, the time ahead of the Israelite kingdom may be divided into classes: the conquest and department of the land (Joshua) and Israel's self-preservation opposed to a variety of enemies within the now-occupied land (Judges). the outline of either eras is, to make certain, mostly fictitious, because the traditions recorded in those books emerged basically throughout the interval of the monarchy.

Israel Has Moved

Israel has replaced. the rustic was once born in Europe's shadow, haunted through the Holocaust and encouraged by means of the Enlightenment. yet for Israelis at the present time, Europe is not often suitable, and the country's ties to the wider West, even to the United States, are fraying. the place is Israel heading? How do electorate of an more and more assorted kingdom see themselves globally and traditionally?

Additional info for A history of the Jews: Ancient and Modern

Sample text

12. Isaiah, II, 4; Hosea, II, 20; Zachariah, I X , 10; Psalm 46, 10. 13. Maccabees, I, 14, 15. 14. Especially to the Spartan model. See Pierre Vidal-Naquet's work, especially his preface to Josephus' Guerre des Juifs (Paris, Editions de Minuit, 1977), and the historical essay on this period in the collection, Les Juifs, la mémoire et le présent (Paris, Maspéro, 1981). ) Hellenism and the Rise of Rome (London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1968). 15. Máxime Rodinson, " F r o m the Jewish Nation to the Jewish Problem"; see note 1, chapter one in present work.

Shortly after the stabilization of Islamic power in the largest empire that had ever existed up to that time, the Abbassid revolution inaugurated a period of exceptional clemency: in three centuries, this golden age v/as to transform the face of Judaism completely. 69 A History of the Jews Ancient and Modern The Domain Andalusia: The Golden Age With the great Arab conquests following the rise of Islam, which converted all the countries between Spain and Persia into a single territory dominated by the new religion, and soon after by the Arabic language as well, the majority of the Jewish people of that time came under Arab rule.

Above all, he accepted official functions in the Temple. Later, the first hereditary rabbinical dynasty, protected by Byzantium, that of rabbi Gamaliel, his descendant, still claimed to belong to his House. Whereas Shammai saw his influence wane and his teaching taken up by the sects, among which there soon appeared authentic armed parties, such as the Sicarii (dagger men), who distinguished themselves- by becoming the most violent and suicidal faction of pharisaic Judaism during the four years of civil war in Jerusalem, between 66 and 70AD, which marked the end of the Temple and the beginning of a new cycle.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 30 votes

Categories: Israel Palestine